Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Poppy seeds and noodles

A recent visit to the market in search of homemade noodles for soup yielded this photo. I bought the tagliatelle-looking ones. The piles of more thinly cut noodles in the back look like blond and curlier versions of Cousin Id from the Adams Family. Notice the poppy seeds, which are either sprinkled on cooked noodles like these with a little sugar or made into sweet cakes like this one

13 comments:

blackbird said...

I love the variety of pasta shapes- all perfect for something. The thin, tangled ones in the back would sure hold a lot of sauce.

Loving poppy seeds too, I took a look at your poppy seed cake link. There is a man at our summer farmers market who makes those. I thought that they were great but my daughter preferred the apricot ones. Ymmm

~Cheryl said...

Cousin Id! That's funny! :)

Radmila said...

I haven't has sweet noodles with poppy seeds forever.
Memories.

Babooshka said...

What a interesting combination. I don't get a chance with poppy seeds my garden birds like those. The resemblance to Cousin is definitely very striking.

Marie Reed said...

Really? Poopy seeds and noodles! I'll have to try that!

Bibi said...

That's POPPY seeds, Marie! Ha, ha!

Thérèse said...

I would try the two "wig ones" at the back...

Erin said...

nothing like fresh noodles... and adding the poppy seeds is something i will have to try.
have a wonderful rest of the evening.

Alexa said...

Bibi -- very evocative, this photo. My mother always put poppy seeds on the noodles she served with beef stroganoff. She's a 100% WASP Southern belle, so I'll have to ask her where she got that idea. Now I'm hungry (or should I say "Hungary") for stroganoff!

Dan said...

Great photo, love the different shapes and textures in this.

Hilary said...

I like this photo very much - the colours and the composition. Looks like a great market!

Marie-Noyale said...

Are the pastas sweetened already?..

MuseSwings said...

I love the variety! The little squares in the middle would be wonderful in chicken soup.
How was your soup? What kind did you make?