CategoriesMain Dishes · Pasta and Noodles · Recipes

Fried Gnocchi with Garlic, Herbs, and Pesto

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Gnocchi is infamously difficult to get right, but when you do, it’s actually a lot less effort to make than fresh pasta. I’ve made my fair share of gnocchi that falls apart when boiled, that comes out gummy or too hard. Since potatoes and eggs come in different sizes, leading to different moisture levels in the gnocchi dough, you can’t follow a recipe exactly as …  Read more Fried Gnocchi with Garlic, Herbs, and Pesto

CategoriesDesserts · Recipes

Cherry Clafoutis

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It’s nearly the end of May, and my local farmer’s market has been overflowing with plump, juicy, sweet red cherries. I buy them by the bushel and could snack on them all day! It’s hard to find a recipe that does justice to the already perfect little fruit, but the classic French dessert cherry clafoutis fits the bill. Somewhere between the texture …  Read more Cherry Clafoutis

CategoriesRecipes · Sides and Appetizers

The Best Panzanella

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Last September, I went on a glorious sun (and wine) drenched honeymoon in Italy. We traveled through Rome, Capri, Amalfi Coast, Tuscany, and Florence, catching the last of the summer season produce, which in Italy means tomatoes! Flavorful little plum shaped tomatoes were served cut in half, totally naked, at breakfast. Tomatoes and onions on olive oil drenched canned tuna… OMG how …  Read more The Best Panzanella