Monday, November 26, 2007


~ Alstroemeria (simply lovable face)
~ Although gnocchi is simple to prepare, with the busy season ahead consider this tasty dish from FOOD & WINE (NOV 2006) made even easier with store-bought gnocchi.
2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
2 Tbsp. unsalted butter
2 lbs. (10 cups) stemmed mixed wild mushrooms
2 minced shallots
1/4 cup dry vermouth
3/4 cup organic chicken stock
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 tsp. chopped thyme
coarse salt & freshly ground pepper
2 lbs. fresh or frozen prepared gnocchi
6 Tbsp. freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1 tsp. white truffle oil (optional)
  • Prepare broiler. In large ovenproof skillet, heat olive oil with butter. Add mushrooms & shallots and cook over high heat, stirring occasionally for 12 minutes or until browned. Add vermouth and cook until evaporated. Add stock, cream and thyme, season with salt & pepper; bring to boil.
  • Meanwhile, in large pot of boiling salted water, cook gnocchi until they float to the surface, about 3 minutes. Drain well. Add gnocchi to mushrooms and simmer, stirring for 1 minutes. Stir in 1/4 cup Parmesan and sprinkle remaining 2 Tbsp. of Parmesan on top.
  • Broil gnocchi 6 inches from heat from 2-3 minutes, until golden and bubbling. Drizzle with truffle oil and serve. (6 servings)
Food & Wine suggestion: Silky, cherry-inflected Valpolicella: 2003 Mazzi Poiega


Old Folks Blog said...

Hi Joey,Did you see my post of the eight things you taged me for?

joey said...

Indeed I did ... and published both vivid sets! Thanks again for being a 'good sport'.

Old Folks Blog said...

You are very welcome,was fun and made me get my brain in

Old Folks Blog said...

You are very kind,it is a pleasure to have met you.I love going into
You blogs they are great.You are very talented and you have a great way with words
My son started drawing at the age of 6 years,majored in Art and then taught art in high school and retired after 30 years.
I still paint a little,but was never as good as he is.His work is in several
Gallarys,in Texas and Okla.
Nice chatting with you.

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Date: 11/27/2007 7:59:09 PM
Subject: [dad] New comment on November Light One of my son's paintings.

joey has left a new comment on your post " November Light One of my son's paintings":

How lovely. You must be proud but I can see where your son gets his creative talent from. Indeed, I not only saw but delightfully published both 8 sets of comments. Thanks again for being a 'good sport'. It's been a pleasure connecting with you ...

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Catherine said...

Hi Joey!
~(a.k.a. blogging sis) :)
I think I mentioned on your Thanksgiving post how I adore Alstroemeria...beautiful pic's!! I knew it was known as Peruvian lily, but did not know The name Alstroemeria meant simply loveable face~I learn something new everytime I visit your beautiful blog!! And I am alway's inspired & even envious of your BEAUTIFUL photo's! I also was pleasently surprised by how much fun I had doing the wasn't as bad as I thought...:D Thanks for taggin me! You have such a way with word's..your's was a fun read..and I have been back to look at it several times..I enjoy getting to know you better!!
you are truly my blogging sister!!
Have a wonderful weekend!