Artichoke Spaghetti with Crème Fraîche

DSC09507If you have never eaten a whole artichoke before let me tell you about this very satisfying experience. You buy the artichoke which is hard and spiny like a giant pine cone meets acorn. All that is needed to prepare it is a couple of inches of boiling water in a large pan, then simply
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Roast butternut squash ravioli

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We have had a pasta maker loitering in the far kitchen cupboard for as long as I can remember, nestled among old cake stands and mismatched crockery it had never seen the light of day. I have watched so many TV chefs churn out their own beautiful tortellini and tagliatelle so this Saturday I cracked out this stainless steel beauty in a quest to make-my-own. Continue reading