Spätzle

Spätzle (pronunciation: [‘ʃpɛt͡slə] – the term in German dialect means small sparrows), are irregularly shaped dumplings made from soft wheat flour, eggs and water (sometimes beer or milk is used instead of water), originating in southern Germany, also very common in Tyrol, Alsace and Switzerland, Trentino-Alto Adige. They were always popular in my family because […]

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Today I’ll make Gnocchi!

My mother always announced like that each time she decided to make gnocchi, and the day was special at the prospect of having gnocchi for lunch. Homemade gnocchi need a lot of TLC, but they are not at all difficult to do. At the end they make a simple day into a special one. How […]

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Roman Gnocchi (Gnocchi di Semolino)

The name may be misleading, because these are not the typical “gnocchi” made from potatoes. These elegant dish is called Gnocchi Roman Style, or more appropriately “Semolina Gnocchi” because that is what they are in fact. Semolina Flour This flour looks like the yellow corn flour used for polenta, but it isn’t. However, this flour […]

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It’s the Great Pumpkin!

Yes Pumpkin is great, and not just for Charlie Brown. Many people think of pumpkins as little more than a Halloween decoration or a Thanksgiving pie filling. However, it may be time to rethink this plump, nutritious orange plant.  The potassium contained within pumpkins can have a positive effect on blood pressure. The antioxidants in […]

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