How to Make Pasta with a Machine

How to Make Pasta with a Machine

Fresh pasta is one of my favorite things to make. It’s relatively simple, but it takes a little practice. It’s one of those things you have to get a feel for… but a pasta machine definitely makes it easier. For a long time, I rolled pasta by hand (I know…), but I finally got a machine!

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A Secluded Boutique Hotel on Paris’ Left Bank

Once a 17th century monastery, then a private palace, and now a luxury boutique hotel, Relais Christine is full of Parisian charm and history. The recently renovated property is tucked on a private, alley-like street just a half mile from the Louvre and Notre Dame and just steps from the Seine River in the artistic 6th arrondissement, Saint Germain.

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My Nursery Design Inspiration

Soon after finding out that we're having a baby, my thoughts turned to decorating the nursery. As a lover of all things pink and floral, I had lots of ideas for a little girl's nursery, but we found out at 12 weeks that we're having a boy, and I decided to go in a...

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Mexico City Travel Guide

The sprawling metropolis of over 20 million residents, also known as “CDMX” (Cuidad de México) or “D.F.” (Distrito Federal), is home to some really inspiring art, history, architecture, and food.

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I’ve never been proud of my body

I had a realization about a year ago—that I’d never really been proud of my body. I’m not sure exactly what prompted this realization, but it was one that made me so sad. It made me sad for my tween and teenage self. For my early-twenties self. For my current self.

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A City Oasis at the Four Seasons Mexico City

When planning a July trip to Mexico City (aka CDMX) with some dear friends of ours, we had the usual objectives when searching for a hotel: nice accomodations, good service, great location. But because we were traveling with friends, we also looked for a hotel with common areas where we could hang out. The Four Seasons Mexico City checked all of those boxes, but it was the courtyard that really sold us… and it all totally exceeded our expectations once we arrived.

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#ProjectPantryPurge

I recently admitted to myself that I have a problem… a grain problem.  No, I’m not allergic to grains or cutting them out of my diet. I have a problem hoarding grains, pasta, and dried beans in my pantry!!  After posting about it in my Instagram stories and getting lots of responses, I realized I’m not alone.

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