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Pasta and philosophy

Raviolis we love raviolis! Remember that commercial with the ravioli song? I can’t find it online but it was running through my head yesterday. BK gave me a ravioli sealer for a present, yesterday we got together and made raviolis.
We used wonton wrappers which fit the sealer perfectly, next time I will make the pasta from scratch. The pasta machine that I brought back from California has been sitting unused on a shelf taunting me for over a year. Now I am afraid that I will find out that it’s quietly succumbed to the Yucatecan climate, silently rusting, a reminder that just because I want something it doesn’t mean I need it.
I know that I am being hard on myself, that my divorce from consumerism is a journey, just like life itself. I have too much stuff, but I am working on it.  Lately, I have been looking at the things that I have acquired and thinking about what I can sell or give away.
We have two extra beds, an airbed, several extra bedrooms and no guests. We have vague promises of visits but the people who have visited have stayed in hotels. So if you want to buy a double or a single bed send me an email. Then there are a couple of extra roperos. A side effect of having less clothing is less of a need of places to store them.
I want more experiences and less material stuff. Yesterday’s ravioli making fit the bill perfectly.

About Theresa Diaz Gray

Born in New York City, I grew up in California, and have lived in 3 countries and 6 states. I'm a first generation Cuban-American who lives in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. I'm committed to living an abundant and creative life and helping others do so too through DIY!


  1. Debbie,As you probably know, if it can rust it will rust! It’s much,much worse at the beach.

    Debi in Merida, good idea!Maybe I need to walk around and take photos of all my “extra” furniture and post them!

    Tancho,For some unknown reason we can get wonton skins, Chinese eggroll wrappers, 2 sizes of Vietnamese springroll wrappers, rice noodles and various other Asian ingredients but the nearest good Thai food is in a little town called Baca! My criteria for trying Chinese food is accepting someone’s recommendation of “it’s not bad” rather than “it’s really good”.


  2. Lucky you, you can get wonton skins in Merida?

  3. post photos and dimensions on those roperos, they/ll be gone in a flash!

    Rust, I hate rust!

  4. That rust is quick! I discovered the beginnings of it on the top of the new stove when I got back to Merida – I hadn’t even turned it on yet. Hope your pasta maker is pristine.

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