With the noodle maker resting doesn't really matter. Just run it though the large setting until the dough is nice and smooth, and then start making it thinner bit by bit. You'll probably have to separate the dough into parts to do this nicely, otherwise they get to long. When it's the right thinness for you you can swap to the cutting tool and run it through one more time. Get all your pieces to the right thinness first though.
For sauces, I don't really have a recipe, my tip is to keep it simple. pick one or two elements and one or two seasonings, and go from there. You can do it over and over so experimenting is good. I'll give a few starting points though.
saute onions, garlic and peppers on medium heat until they are nice and soft, then blitz(blender). Put it back into the pan and pour in some creme. simmer for a bit. You can add the basil at any point. Keep some aside through and chop it, you can sprinkle this on top of the dish as it's served. You can also add a little white wine to this, or red I suppose, add it in after the peppers are soft but before you blitz it. You don't have to blitz all the peppers/onions if you want some texture, or you can just add something else. Play around with it.
You can also replace the peppers with tomatoes for a more classic tomato sauce. Other interesting things to play with are condensed milk for a sweeter flavour or coconut milk for a coconut flavour. Curry based sauces also work, and can be used with either base. Play with other herbs as well. you can always add a stock to a sauce as well.
If you want to do it with meat, use the method I talked about a few posts back taking the pan that was used to sear and bake the meat and making a sauce at the last minute.
For photoshop, I've been playing around with lightroom a bit, which is photoshop with only photo stuff, but There are a lot of dials and options, so I've been focusing more on learning my camera first. I have photoshop too, but that area still seems overwhelming.
Edited, Oct 24th 2010 6:46pm by Xsarus
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