Ofrenda

Gnocchi with Creamy Arugula Pesto

Posted in recipe by gwen on January 24, 2010

This was SOOOOOO good and ridiculously easy, it literally took me about 10 minutes.

Dinner: Gnocchi with Creamy Arugula Pesto

Gnocchi with Creamy Arugula Pesto
Adapted from America’s Test Kitchen’s 30-Minute Suppers Spring 2009

2 c. lightly packed baby arugula
5 T olive oil
1/4 c. pine nuts, toasted
[I was out and used cashews instead, still delicious!]
2 garlic cloves, peeled
1/2 c. grated Parmesan
salt and pepper
2 lb. vacuum-packed gnocchi
1/2 c. heavy cream
1 T lemon juice

Process arugula, oil, 2 T nuts and garlic in food processor until smooth. Heat pan, add a bit of oil, and sauté gnocchi until bottoms are slightly brown [or you can boil it. I like the crispy bottom way]. Add cream and bring to simmer over medium-high heat until cream is slightly thickened. Off heat, stir in pesto, parmesan, lemon juice, and salt and pepper to taste.

Tagged with: , , , ,

January 22: Button scores from the estate sale

Posted in photo by gwen on January 23, 2010

January 22: Button scores from the estate sale

Today’s was the home of a recently deceased anal retentive doll hoarder. She had the most magnificently organized collection of — anything you can imagine that might be even remotely related to doll crafting. Jessica scored a really awesome vintage wood storage thingy with drawers and untold spools of thread in every color of the rainbow. I am so jealous. But I am quite pleased with my Button Bucket.

Tagged with: , , , , ,

Vote now! vote often!

Posted in photo by gwen on January 7, 2010

I’m doing a photo a day, help me choose one for January 7? These are straight out of the camera from sunset here today. It is COLD.

[1]

Crab Cove Sunset #1

[2]

Crab Cove Sunset #2

[3]

Crab Cove Sunset #3

Tagged with: , , , , ,