Preparing the Tony Soprano gnocchi of the 29th

Dear readers and fellow bloggers:

Good morning and Happy Sunday to you all. As you might know from reading one of our previous articles on the tradition,  people of Italian heritage  remember to eat some gnocchi on the 29th of each month to ask the Providence for good bearings (and a dish of healthy, nutritious food at our tables). This month, the 29th day fell on a busy workday so we decided to defer this cooking for Sunday in order to prepare it with care. We will use some fabulous items we bought at the Whole Foods supermarket in Miami.

Preparando la gnocheada

This variant will be heavy on meats as we will use meatballs and sausages for the tomato sauce, for which we decided to christen it as the “Tony Soprano gnocchis” in honor of the unforgettable character played by the late and very much missed James Gandolfini. We remember how, before being whacked with a kitchen pan, one of the characters shouted that he liked to eat a wagon full of meats. The Sopranos is one of our favorite series ever.

We will keep you posted of any new developments in our most humble kitchen.

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Dreaming about a relaxed picnic in the rolling hills of Provence…

Dear readers and fellow bloggers:

Good afternoon. After a few weeks of intense cooking at home (and eating it too) we feel obligated to take a pause for more refreshing and healthier alternatives like salads. After a visit to the great Whole Foods supermarket in Miami, we decided to prepare a stuffed salad, reminiscent of the ones we had duly enjoyed in the rolling hills of Provence. Ah!

Ensalada Provenzal I

We prepared a lettuce, tomato, carrots and onions’ salad with plenty of ricotta cheese, avocado, cashews and walnuts. Deliciously crunchy and also a good tonic for our bodies.

Let us close our eyes and imagine that we are in a relaxed picnic with our dear friends. Dreaming awake is a fundamental step towards a more humane environment for all.

Ensalada Provenzal II

Bon Apétit !

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