I read a ‘blog post somewhere online recently that talked about building dozens of tiny metal Ferris wheels to combat depression (or something like that…if I could remember where it was, I’d link to it, because I liked the post). In any case, I loved the idea of the tiny metal models, and ordered myself a Ferris wheel on Amazon. It was really so much tinier than I could have imagined.
Here’s the packaging, before being opened.
Here are the instructions, and the parts.
…and here are the parts after I snipped them all out of their ‘carrier metal’. Those are jewelry makers’ pliers and dykes, by the way – very small.
Awww. Look at the cute little pieces that will become 20 individual unimaginably tiny passenger cars!
I really enjoyed building this little sucker. I want to get more of their little metal models now!
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Hi, fans and friends! Yesterday, I went to my friend Mary’s house, and we cooked. There was also wine involved. To give credit where it’s due, Mary did a lot more of the cooking than I did. However, I had a great time, and I DID do some of it. Mary made the pasta dough, and I made the filling (fresh, local chevre, herbs, and other goodies). Some of the pictures are pretty crappy (again, there was wine involved).
We tested out my ravioli cutter that I got for my wedding (this was its first use).
The cutter worked well, and we ended up with a nice-sized pile of fancy, homemade ravioli.
We made fettuccine out of the leftover pasta dough, and hung it to dry on Mary’s handy pasta dryer.
The ravioli went into boiling water. They cooked in a surprisingly short time, then into the strainer they went to drain.
Last, we made the sauce. Sauteed mushrooms, tomatoes, garlic, and other yumminess.
I can’t begin to describe how delicious the finished product was, but I could see it being on the menu of a foo-foo restaurant somewhere for $25/plate. Completely amazing!
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