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Gnocchi di zucca

Autumn is here, Autumn is here! Nature’s colors changing, crisp morning air, and the moment you release those cozy sweaters out from the back of your closet. AND dun dun dun… pumpkins! I personally adore pumpkins and I thought I would make gnocchi with roasted pumpkin smothered in a scrumptious sage butter sauce. I know what you are thinking…. but gnocchi is one of those dishes that you think is really impossible to make at home, but it’s truly not. Please do your taste buds a favor and try this out at home.

 

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Panino al prosciutto e mozzarella

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I decided it was a good morning to grab a cappuccino in town and walk around aimlessly. I have always loved doing this because you can find things you would have never found before by just taking a moment for yourself to appreciate the little things in life. The darling shop full of vintage records, the lady emptying baskets full of fresh fruit and vegetables out of her truck, the pastry shops that fill the air with that indescribably sweet aroma. Ah, sometimes not saying anything at all and just observing life around you can be so fulfilling.
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Spaghetti ai frutti di mare

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Have you ever been asked the question “What would you chose to be your last meal?” Well my answer would be easy, my answer would be this recipe. I remember the very first time I had this dish at a restaurant here in Italy. It was love at first bite. First of all, pasta. And let’s face it, pasta is good with everything. Then you have mussels, clams, prawns and it’s all mixed in with olive oil- tomato- garlic sauce goodness?! That my friends, is what I call a party in the mouth.

 

Instead of waiting until the weekend to dive into seafood heaven, I decided it was time to try it at home.
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Marmellata di fichi

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Today the grandmother of my boyfriend, let’s call him E for short, gave me about thirty or so figs in a container fresh from her garden. Her garden is where she goes everyday, located less than a ten minute drive away at one of the family villas. Rain or shine, you will find her there. It is the most gorgeous villa I have ever laid eyes on, the road leading up to the villa is beautiful in itself, to the left are multiple rows of grape vines and to the right is a field of sunflowers. Only in the summer months the sunflowers are there, but I like to imagine them there always.