Monday, August 9, 2010

Here I am again. I know, I am absolutely all over the place when it comes to updating this blog but may I blame it on being a teenager? Or maybe that I am busy? Excuses, excuses, they don't really work but we all do try, don't we?

I will tell you about my day. First, I got sushi and it was awesome actually the word awesome doesn't even explain it. I think my waist size my just do the trick, will that do? I also spent practically the whole day with my boyfriend in which I was overwhelmed by his extreme cuteness.

The day gets better, really it does! I went to something that was actually quite interesting, which was a RAD class that the local police station is promoting. I learned that you should keep your bushes trimmed so that you can see someone behind them and I learned that you should always check your car before you get in, not to mention locking the doors. I learned things that are common sense and things we hear over and over again but we hardly take them into account. The common "it won't happen to me" scenario will probably replay in your minds a hundreds of times once it actually does happen. Basically stay smart and know your surroundings.

My next subject is revolved around these beautiful gnocchi. Ok, so many of them are not really that beautiful but they tasted incredibly good. Just take my word on it and try it. They seem like they would be difficult and time consuming but they are really not that bad.


  • 1 lb 2 oz floury potatoes, unpeeled
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 3 tbs Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 cup flour

Boil the potatoes until just tender. Let cool and remove peel and mash. Mix in the egg yolk and Parmesan cheese also add salt and pepper to your liking (1/4 tsp of salt recommended).

Slowly add flour until it becomes sticky and doughy. Knead for about five minutes, adding flour if necessary.

Divide into four and take one piece and roll into a long snake like shape. Cover the rest until ready. The dough should be 2 cm thick. Cut into pieces, adding fork indents. Put on parchment paper. Repeat with other three pieces of dough.

When ready to cook boil water and add gnocchi until they float to the top. Remove then serve!

You can add any dressing you would like such as pesto or marinara. I used marinara with lots of Parmesan cheese! Yum!

The recipe is courtesy of the book Home style Low-Fat by Bay Books


  1. Nice that you even made your own gnocchi and I would love marinara too.


  2. Those gnocchi look delicious!



  3. These gnocchi do look good (and a lovely photograph too).

    I've tried sweet potato gnocchi recently and it was an unmitigated soggy disaster. Must try again (with a recipe this time!)