We have enjoyed a very warm, relatively rain free summer this year in the Pacific Northwest and while I am sorry to see the days becoming shorter, I am eagerly anticipating fall.
This season we are working with fresh fruits and vegetables more than we have any other year in the past. Living in the Orting Valley has been a wonderful experience, and I have enjoyed the local farms and their seasonal harvests.
Spring Vegetable Ragout with Fresh Pasta ~ A delightfully fresh addition to any weeknight meal, that takes just a few minutes of prep time from start to table. The shopping list may take some to gather, however you will have a fantastic time walking the market in search of the freshest ingredients. Shopping list; Pasta sheets, garlic, mixed spring veggies~your choice, shelled peas or fava beans, pea shoots or watercress sprigs ( delicious ), basil, chervil, mint, parsley, tarragon, butter, lemon zest and Parmigiano-Reggiano. More information here....
If there is a vegetable in the mix, you simply do not care for, use the farmers market as your muse, your inspiration and toss in the flavors you love.
Keep in mind there is always the option of making the pasta yourself ( as with any recipe that calls for pasta ) however if you are using the fresh pasta sheet option, Trader Joe’s is a location I am aware of that carries them. Google for locations that carry them in your area.