For our mostly local meal this week, I'm making the crockpot noodle soup recipe that is on http://www.rowhousekitchen.blogspot.com/ (Look for Oct. 9 - I can't figure out how to link right to it). It sounds wonderful. I decided to search out local pasta so I could use my one exception for my (no-longer) secret ingredient: Parmesan cheese rind. I have been as yet unable to locate Oregon wheat flour, even though I know wheat is grown in Oregon, but I found homemade pasta from a company that is in my own town. Excited, I didn't check the price before I took it to the cashier. $4.98 for one pound! Ouch! I think I see a pasta maker in my future.