“The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect, and beginning the work of becoming yourself.” -Anna Quindlen
When life hands you lemons, make lemonade. It sounds so simple, doesn’t it? Maybe you can pull it off when the lemon is that the Clark bus (#22, you are a hoor) is refusing to scoop you up or that you wanted one of those buffalo blue cheese chicken burgers but your favorite Whole Foods meat-dude informs you that they are out. But there are times when life rocks you too hard. When you are so completely and utterly blindsided by an event that you feel like you don’t even know who you are anymore, and you begin to question whether or not you are the person you pictured yourself to be. You spend a day or a week or a month in a complete tailspin, irritated that the world continues to turn. Slowly, though, you realize that you have to pick up the pieces and turn along with it.
In the meantime, heat the olive oil in a pan over medium high heat. Add the fennel and the walnuts and cook until fennel is soft and walnuts are fragrant- about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and add the apples, parsley, salt and pepper (about 1/4 tsp of each). Toss to mix.
Split the ravioli into two bowls and top with the apple mixture. Garnish with freshly grated parmesan and a touch of cracked red pepper.