On coffee, and taking the time.

On coffee, and taking the time.

“Coffee glides into one’s stomach and sets all of one’s mental processes in motion… Memories charge in, bright flags on high; the cavalry of metaphor deploys with a magnificent gallop; the artillery of logic rushes up with clattering wagons and cartridges; on imagination’s orders, sharpshooters sight and fire; forms and shapes and characters rear up; the paper is spread with ink – for the nightly labor begins and ends with torrents of this black water, as a battle opens and concludes with black powder.”

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Ricotta Gnocchi / Onion jam / Cima di Rapa

Ricotta Gnocchi / Onion jam / Cima di Rapa

As you might know if you read this article, there is a little tradition in this house called Italian tuesday. It quickly became our favorite day of the week, with good, belly filling food, rich red wine and funky Italian music from the sixties that gets us dancing around the kitchen in joy. 

This is a fancier recipe than what we might have most weeks (read : spaghetti on repeat). Ricotta gnocchi is both much faster to make than its potato based counterpart, much harder to mess up, and gets a nice tang from the ricotta making it fresher and lighter. Or so it seems anyways. Think soft little pillows of happiness. 

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