Zach Zupancic

Zach Zupancic

Senior Designer, SolidWorks addict, AutoCAD zealot, Cyclist, Shade Tree Mechanic, & moderately tall. 

It is cold!

And raining! But that isn't any real excuse why I hit another lull in posting. I still have yet to re-clock the turbo, or go to the yard and find the better exhaust manifold, but I have been doing my research on what I will be buying. As it stands the purchasing order will be as follows:

1. Clutch, pressure plate, and pilot bearing.
2. Finalize how I am going to be actuating the clutch. Because going either with the stock hydraulic or using a hydraulic throwout bearing are looking to cost the same, and while cable looks to be significantly cheaper it isn't nearly as awesome.
3. Purchase the wires and connectors for the wiring harness.
4. ??
5. Profit

Besides lurking on car forums and part stores, on Tuesday I had the awesome chance to learn how to make pasta from an awesome gal, Kate. I am not talking about going to the store and then throwing it in a pot, we made it from scratch. BOOM!

It took me a bit of time before I realized that I should be documenting this; so I missed the creation and kneading of the dough, but was able to get in the first few when we started to roll it out.

Pasta making with Kate

Then we cut them into nearly equal sized strips.

Pasta making with Kate

Then we started to make the sauce for the pasta. I am very used to a traditional tomato base with hot Italian sausage, but Kate said that we should make it a light sauce because then we can taste the pasta and not just the sauce; I agreed. So we started to cut up some turkey basil and something sausages, chop some garlic, and throw in all in a very large skillet with rosemary and something olive oil.

Pasta making with Kate

Wine always makes things better

Pasta making with Kate

boiled a pot of water and tossed in the pasta

Pasta making with Kate

I was a bit forgetful in taking a photograph of the finished product, but this will not be the last time that we make pasta from scratch (I am hoping for some gnocchi next time). The pasta was extremely delicious as well as being significantly better than store bought.

I am still waiting for other people to post up some photos of Matt Schnarr's birthday party on Friday night, so once those are put up I'll post them up here.

-'till next time