Lasagne of Homemade Components, Mostly

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And that's a LOT shorter than the original title, which was "Lasagne of Homemade Ricotta, Homemade Mixed Greens Lasagne Noodles, and a Quick Homemade Tomato Sauce."  The "mostly" refers to the mozzarella string cheese I used (hadn't made my OWN mozzarella at this point) on top of the lasagne. 

Herb Layered Ravioli Filled with Goat Cheese, Garlic Scallions and Wilted Spinach

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Those are thyme leaves (from the window box near my kitchen door).  I also used oregano, tarragon, and chives.  But I'm getting ahead of myself.

I've felt the urge to make fresh pasta lately, and I've seen, over the years, pasta with herb leaves pressed between the pasta layers.  So, in that fresh pasta mood, and with PLENTY of herbs (though not all are ready) to choose from, I set to work.

Homemade Tortellini

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My sister and my brother-in-law went out to eat the other night at Arturo Joe's – a fabulous restaurant in Narragansett.  They both had the Tortellini Carbonara for their meals – my brother-in-law had chicken added to his – and of course the food was sublime.

Anyway, I couldn't figure out a way to sneak down to their house and steal the leftovers, so I figured I had to make my own.