Friday, 26 October 2012

"Dolcetto o Scherzetto?" Gnocchi di Zucca ( Delicious Pumpkin Gnocchi)





It's rose hips, chestnuts, quince and berries time. It's time to say goodbye to Summer time, sunny days and seaside time. It's time to remember... days in the sun, smiles, happiness, being together... it's time to remember the past and rejoice in the gifts of the new season.






I don't mind Halloween but, to be absolutely honest, until I came to live in this country, I had never seen a pumpkin, in Southern Italy!
But now...  under the influence of American soaps, on Halloween, believe it or not, you will get, in Italy, children knocking on your door asking for: "Dolcetto o scherzetto?" "Trick or treat?" The unthinkable has happened! What next?
When my poor little boy Lawrence decided to go trick or treating for the first time, I wasn't happy. I never liked the idea of my child knocking on people's doors to ask for sweets (what's the point, anyway?) Poor boy, he knocked on the door of a Jehovah Witness, can you believe it?  He gave him and his friends a good telling off and a handful of  leaflets.  He was so upset when he came home in his little costume, I could have cried!

All the supermarkets and greengrocer's, here in UK are filled with the gifts of the season, amongst which pumpkins of every colour, shape and size! Had my mother ever cooked anything with a pumpkin? NEVER! Had a pumpkin ever entered our home? NO! The only pumpkin I had ever seen, in the sunny, hot Southern Italy, was the one which turned into Cinderella's coach. It made such an impression on me! 

This year I decided to cook with pumpkins, like I did a year ago, when I made (for this blog) a savoury pumpkin "cake." In fact, last weekend, I made a couple of delicious gnocchi dishes using pumpkin as a main ingredient. Obviously dishes from Northern Italy, land of colder climates and heavier food. I do love gnocchi, though, so... "Scherzetto o dolcetto?" Here are my lovely autumnal recipes!

 Gnocchi di Zucca al Formaggio
(Pumpkin Gnocchi with a Blue Cheese Sauce)
Serves 4
Ingredients
1 kg (2 lb, 4 oz)  pumpkin
200 g (7 oz) Plain flour
1 egg
some nutmeg
(optional)
salt
black pepper
For Sauce # 1
5 tbsp milk
100g (3 1/2 oz) Gorgonzola-Mascarpone
(also known as Dolcelatte, soft Italian Blue Cheese)
Parmesan cheese
I topped my dish with:
Some cabbage, shredded and fried in olive oil, garlic and
chilli flakes!

Before you start, preheat your oven (180 C, 350 F, gas 4) then cut your pumpkin in half, discard all the seeds from the centre, clean and, without peeling, cut  into 2 cm wide slices. Place the slices in an oven tray, with some olive oil, salt and black pepper and bake for about 45 minutes, or until the flesh has softened.





Take the pumpkin out of the oven, leave to cool, then peel. The skin will come off every easily. Place into a bowl, add your flour, the egg, salt, pepper and nutmeg, if using, then mix, till you get a soft dough. If the dough is too soft, add flour, until you get a dough which can be shaped into a thin "sausage!"
Take a small amount of dough at the time, roll it till you get a "sausage" about 2 cm in diameter. With a knife, cut it into small pieces, about 3cm long. Using the back of a fork, or even a cheese grater, gently press down each one of your gnocchi, till you get a pattern and the characteristic gnocchi shape, as you can see in my picture ( I used a small wooden tool I bought in Italy, to get a ridgy pattern on my gnocchi) and... that's all there is to it!






Cook your gnocchi in plenty of salted water. Add to the water, as soon as it comes to the boil. Your gnocchi will be ready when it begins to float (only takes seconds!)





I made a simple sauce by warming some milk in a pan ( recipe above) and then adding my cheese.






 When this was melted, I added the drained gnocchi, some Parmesan, of course and, to add extra texture, I also added some shredded cabbage, I previously fried in oil and garlic! A generous helping of dried chillies made my dish look and taste magnifico!
Buonissimo!




Sauce #2
Salsa con Zucca e Patate
Pumpkin and Potato Sauce Gnocchi
Serves 4
5 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, sliced
1 tsp passata
50 g ( 2 oz) pancetta
200 g  (7 oz) raw pumpkin
diced
3 potatoes, peeled and diced
Parmesan Cheese
Salt
Pepper





Place your oil in a saucepan. When hot, add the onion and pancetta, and cook until golden and crispy. Add your potato, pumpkin  and passata. Stir, then add salt and pepper. Stir to mingle all the flavours, then add some warm water, enough to cover the vegetables and bring to the boil. Turn down and cook until the pumpkin and the potato become soft.





This is all there is to this sauce.
When the sauce is almost done, put some water in a largish pan and wait for it to boil. Cook your gnocchi until they come to the surface, drain and serve with the sauce, lots of lovely grated Parmesan and black pepper. I also added some of the shredded cabbage I used in the previous recipe, with lots of lovely dried chilli flakes, which I love!




HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
 

55 comments:

  1. Hi Anna how are you?!
    Sorry I havent visited for a while, I have so much catching up to do here!
    Both recipes look and sound delicious, so with half term just started this weekend, and my teenager being a keen cook, I'm hoping we can try out one or both of you recipes.
    Thanks for sharing, and I'm sorry to hear about your son's bad experience - I hope he has a better time this year.
    Happy halloween to you and your family Anna!
    Gill xx

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    1. Hi Gill! Thank you for visiting again. I hope you try at least one of my recipes. If you prefer ordinary potato gnocchi, search my blog, as there is another super gnocchi recipe "Gnocchi alla fiorentina."

      I am fine (thanks for asking) and don't worry too much if you have no time to comment!

      Lovely to see you here!

      CIAO!

      ANNA
      xx

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  2. My dear 'Anna
    I surprised when I read that you never eat pumpkin !I find a difference between us ! All the years that I can remember we cultivated pumpkins !As i know the only way to eat is to make a sweet pie !At past this was the sweet of family ! Now , of course no ..Your plate looks yummy but I see that is difficult to cook it .About your sweet boy I think that this is the way that they use to approach the people ... Bad experience !I suppose that he has forgotten this.
    I have from my father-in law three big pumpkins. Do you want to sent you ? Each of them is about five kilos ...
    Have a nice day !
    Olympia

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    1. Dear Olympia,

      Here in UK we are invaded by pumpkins this time of year. I don't believe anybody eats it, but you can buy it, as it grows profusely all over the place.

      We never ate pumpkin in my city. The flavour is too bland and the texture not exciting and maybe, it is a vegetable more suited to colder climates. As I write, the temperature in Bari is 26 C, at the end of October! Not exactly hot soup weather!

      My recipe is extremely easy. The only time consuming part is the roasting of the pumpkin. The rest is very quick and not complicated.

      There is a recipe for Gnocchi alla Sorrentina, here on my blog, where gnocchi is made using flour and potatoes. Very nice and less messy. It's lighter, as well.

      I will accept the 5kg pumpkin if with it you also send 6 mice and a cat which will turn into Colin Firth, my Prince, when my Fairy Godmother waves her magic wand. Otherwise, I have to decline the very kind offer!

      Ciao, Ciao!

      ANNA

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  3. Hello Anna

    Your recipe looks delicious. I like pumpkin when used as a vegetable and as a savoury dish. I make pumpkin soup.

    I first tasted pumpkin when I lived in Australia,where it was used as a vegetable. Moving to North American and seeing pumpkin used as a pie for both both Canadian and American Thanksgiving and also Christmas did not appeal to my taste and I have not acquired a taste for it in desert form.
    I still will gag at the thought of a pumpkin pie. Similarly I feel carrots are a vegetable and I feel no attraction to carrot cake....

    Similarly Halloween is meaningless to me.


    Enjoy your weekend

    Helen xx

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    1. Hi Helen!

      Like you, I am not a lover of pumpkin pie! Two years ago we had one on our table, for Thanksgiving, in New York, but...it didn't get eaten! We all preferred a lovely chocolate mousse cake I got from a patisserie round the corner. The truth is that Pumpkin pie doesn't appeal to me, either. I don't like the colour and I guess I wouldn't like the texture of the filling and I know it would be too heavy for me! So... no pumpkin pie!

      This year we are going to be in Italy for Thanksgiving and I will cook a traditional American dinner, as I don't want my husband to feel he's missing out! I think I will make an apple pie, or a crostata di mele, as I think my relatives wouldn't even like the look of pumpkin pie!

      Strange enough, Helen... I love carrot cake! The idea was initially somehow alien to me, but, bearing in mind I am not a cake eater and I don't have a sweet tooth, I grown to love it, especially with a sweet cream cheese topping!

      I can't wait for Halloween to come and go, but don't tell anyone!

      CIAO!

      ANNA

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  4. che bello i tuoi piatti sono sempre particolari e mi incuriosiscono sempre buon fine settimana

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    1. Ciao Giovanna!

      Io, invece, invidio le tue corse fra gli ulivi, e l'immagine di te e le tue amiche che vi fermate di tanto in tanto, per raccogliere olive di diverse grandezze.

      CHE BELLO, GIOVANNA!

      CIAO! BACI ALLA TUA SICILIA!

      ANNA

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  5. Its only just past 10am and these recipes have me salivating. My tummy is rumbling at the thought of Gnocchi di Zucca al Formaggio. I love the tool you make your ridges with Anna, I'll have to use the back of a fork when I try this out in the week.

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    1. Hi Paul! I'm glad you like my recipes. I have to admit: the Al Formaggio version is the one I love. If you are really interested in making gnocchi, copy and paste the following, http://inmyitaliankitchen.blogspot.com/2012/02/happiness-is-gnocchi-alla-sorrentina.html, and you'll find a couple of potato gnocchi served in two very delicious ways (one is similar to the Al Formaggio one, you like.)

      Gnocchi di zucca is a bit heavier than Gnocchi di patate, but I think it's just as good!

      CIAO!

      ANNA

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  6. Ciao Anna, come stai? Spero bene! Ho imparato a fare gli gnocchi da poco ma dato che mi vengono discretamente, ho provato a cercare altre ricette, ed una ricetta che vorrei provare è proprio con la zucca, dato che riesco a prenderla fresca e genuina.
    A presto! fr

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    1. Buongiorno Francesca!

      Sai, questi gnocchi sono molto buoni, e certo forniscono l'opportunità di usare la zucca in maniera creativa! Io non l'uso mai, in quanto non fa parte della nostra tradizione culinaria. A me non piace nemmeno il pumpkin pie! Ha un colore veramente poco invitante!

      Io sto bene, a proposito. Oggi abbiamo tanta pioggia e vento. Questa mattina guidavo attraverso una foresta e cercavo di intravvedere cervi, attraverso gli alberi. Una volta ho dovuto fermarmi e attendere mentre un branco di cervi attraversavano. Immagina: ne contai 16!

      CIAO!

      ANNA

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  7. Dear Anna - I do admire the way you have adapted 'living in England' to accommodate your gnocchi recipe. It looks sooo tasty with those delicious edges of caramelisation.
    Must give it a try, but I shall buy my pumpkins after Halloween when the prices will tumble to rock bottom. I shall probably purchase one or two and make a large pot of soup too.
    As usually your recipe is beautifully present - the first image is gorgeous.

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    1. Hi Rosemary! I actually tried commenting on your lovely new post using my laptop and had a problem, again! I'll try again later, with my desktop.

      I like the first image, too, and the second. My gnocchi was delicious, and I personally love cheesy gnocchi, though I usually have it with a simple light tomato sauce, cheese and mozzarella. If I place this in a hot oven and bake, the mozzarella melts and it's... delizioso!

      Pumpkins are quite cheap here. But I won't be making pumpkin soup this Winter: Leek and potato and of course Minestrone (recipe here on my blog!) which is simply THE BEST!

      CIAO!

      ANNA
      x

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  8. I choose the pumpkin gnocchi.. it sound super.. never eaten it stuffed with pumpkin..
    without the blue cheese please.
    I grew up eating pumpkin in my soups.. and its delicious roasted with some honey and rosemary.! together with other veggi. I do not like it as a sweet or pudding.
    Here in Portugal.. pumpkin is used both ways. Eaten in soups mainly, and various sorts of sweet delicacies.
    They grow easily. Here we can buy pumpkin all the year around..various varieties.
    I was never brought up with Halloween.
    Here it is not a custom.
    Its 31st All souls and 1st november all saints.. we go to the cemetary to take new chrysanths to loved ones.
    no one trick or treats..they wouldn't know what it was.
    thank you Anna.
    happy weekend.. and love to Bari.. Its 23º here today..blue skies and warmer.
    ciao.. val xx

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    1. Hi Val! The word Halloween actually means "All soul's eve" "The day before all Saints" and, apparently, originally it was a Christian Festival!

      In Italy (and france) we have All Saints, too, on November 1st, and November 2nd is a kind of Remembrance day, when we go to the cemetery and take chrysanthemums to the graves of our dead relatives. It's a sad day, but... also a school holiday and, I believe, in Sicily, children receive gifts from the dead. Now, this is really SPOOKY! Isn't it?

      HAPPY SUNDAY, VAL!

      CIAO

      ANNA

      xx

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    2. In Italy and France and Germany!

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    3. Thank you Franka! It would appear that Continental Europe is a different planet! I always say that the UK is like a miniature USA, rather than part of Europe!

      Thanks for the comment!

      ANNA
      x

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  9. This dish looks delicious Anna. Perfect for the time of year! Wish I could stop over to taste it :-)

    Happy weekend,

    Madelief x

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    1. Or... even better: YOU COULD MAKE IT, so it would be 3D, hot on a plate and you could actually eat it! How about that?

      Happy Sunday: remember to put your clock back: Spring forward, Fall back!

      ANNA
      x

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  10. O yes times are changing!

    Very slowly I can accept the fun children have with Halloween!

    And I'm very happy that you have discovered pumpkins!!!
    :-)))

    ♥ Franka

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    1. I've got used to Halloween, Franka and I have to say that in America it's like a big Carnival, where everyone joins in. parents, grandparents, babies, and even pets! I have seen a very beautiful big dog dressed up as a fairy and a tiny one in a fireman costume! So cute! Over there, it's really all about fun! I have even seen Spiderman queue up in a food store (he was an adult!) Very funny, really!

      Pumpkin is ok mixed with other ingredients, and also quite nice roasted, with olive oil, salt, pepper and rosemary, but I find it too mushy!

      CIAO!

      ANNA

      xx

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  11. Hello Anna, you will be shocked at this, I am 51 years old and have never eaten gnocchi. I really should make yours .Both recipes look delicious. I don't care much for pumpkin pie, but I love pumpkin bread, and last year I made pumpkin doughnuts which were delish!

    Many thanks for your comments on my blog. I could tell you were getting in to the whole theme thing. Great ideas, thank you. Have a Happy Halloween, love Linda x

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    1. Hi Linda!

      I am Italian, as you know, and I can tell you my mum never cooked or made gnocchi, as it is a dish from a different part of Italy! So, don't apologize, as I have not eaten gnocchi very often, but I love it, especially homemade!

      You must know that in Italy we have so many dishes, you could cook something different every day, for years... it wouldn't surprise me to know that most people in Southern Italy have never had gnocchi, as it's a dish more suited to the colder climate of the North, plus we have the best diet in the world in Puglia, so people tend to stick to it. Can't blame them, really...

      As you can see, Linda,you are not alone, but do try gnocchi with a simple tomato sauce (homemade, of course) and some lovely cheese. It's lovely!

      Let us know what theme you went for. I'm curious!

      Love to you, too!

      ANNA
      xx

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  12. Hej Anna, I felt much sympathy for your little boy.

    We really had no clue in DK about the pumpkins and the halloween not so many years ago. But children now are quite familiar with it.

    My mother had many traditions in the kitchen from her country home. Before winter she had to fill the pantry with various food for the winter season, among this were the sliced pumpkins, but they were not like those big orange pumpkins I know today.

    It's a little odd to me that we in DK have taken up the American traditions around Halloween, some have even taken up the Thanksgiving-traditions - and I think it's a little crazy. Excuse me!! This is for the people of the US of A!

    Your recipe looks delicious. Thank you, Anna.

    Grethe ´)


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    1. Hi Grethe!

      Yes, Thanksgiving is an American tradition, which, to every American is very meaningful: it's a time to be with those you love, share food with them and be grateful for what you have and, also, it's a time for the people of America to celebrate their Country and feel proud. We can all understand what it means to love our Country! Thanksgiving is an important celebration which I have a lot of respect for. And I agree: out of respect for that nation, it should be left alone. I am yet to come across anyone who celebrates Thanksgiving outside America (except Americans who live over here) and if I did, I would tell them to leave it alone! Who would want to eat Christmas dinner the last Thursday in November, and again, a month later? Thanksgiving dinner is the same as a British Christmas dinner. I know because I have cooked some, in America.

      Thank you Grethe, for your comment. I always appreciate your lovely visits. CIAO, CIAO!

      Hugs

      ANNA
      xx

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  13. An award for you please !
    Olympia

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    1. Hi Olympia! I don't collect awards, unless they are delivered (in the flesh) by Colin Firth. Awards given by Hugh Grant are accepted, too, as long as he is on his best behaviour and he hasn't combed his hair!

      Ciao!

      ANNA
      xx

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    2. THANK YOU, OLYMPIA, for the award! It was extremely kind of you. I put on my best dress, did my hair and my make up and I'm now waiting for Colin Firth.

      Jokes apart, I will have to work out how to copy the award and put it on my blog. I have received several, for which I am grateful, but I have never got round to copying them, like you do! Not clever enough!

      CIAO!

      ANNA

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  14. Dear Anna, You are amazing!I have never seen a recipe before that actually makes me want to eat pumpkin! I hope you are well and happy. I've been whizzing around and have missed catching up with my blog friends. Now the darker days are here, I hope to be properly back in touch, Jane xxx

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    1. Hello stranger! How are you?

      I watched Come Dine With Me, by the way. My kids though you were lovely, and so did I!I had no idea people were commenting on the TV thing on the post in which you announced that you would be on the show. I realized that later, or I would have commented, especially about that young chap. I don't know how you managed to eat is "food!" Peppers stuffed with cheese and baked beans? That was so disgusting, I couldn't look! But it was funny... really funny! You are too kind, dear Jane!

      Anyway... pumpkin gnocchi is good, believe it or not, especially with a cheesy sauce. Very nice!

      Last year I made a savoury pumpkin "cake" which was lovely, too! Another delicious way to use pumpkin, Jane!

      This is where you'll find it: http://inmyitaliankitchen.blogspot.com/2011/09/felice-autunno-pumpkin-and-prosciutto.html

      HUGS

      ANNA
      xx

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  15. Buon giorno, bellissima ! I can't believe the story about "scherzetto o dolcetto ? ". Halloween hasn't really reached France yet, other than a few teenagers taking the opportunity to dress-up and have a party... I have never cooked pumpkin and tasted it only once (I think I didn't like it) but your dishes look and probably taste, as always, divine. Enjoy your holidays ; I didn't know you were a teacher. Tanti tanti baci da Parigi !xx

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    1. Buona sera, carissima! Teacher... guilty as charged, plus other nice, fun, creative things I like to do!
      Yes, my gnocchi di zucca taste good, but gnocchi di patate is lighter, really!
      Dai tanti baci a Parigi... I want to go back there, very soon and take my husband with me 'cause he went there once and saw nothing (never saw La Tour Eiffel or Montmartre, or La Basilique du Sacré-Cœur , Le Louvre, Versailles... nothing!) For an artist such as he, I think that's pretty bad! Tres, tres bad, really! So I think I must take him there, and have a very romantic dinner at a restaurant in Montmartre, or, even better a nice Art Nouveau restaurant on Les Champs-Élysées (if it's still there) followed by a bottle of Moet, which I love! Sounds good to me!

      CIAO!

      ANNA

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  16. Thanks for your recent comment Anna, I must say it is a relief to be back on-line. Everywhere I look today there are pumpkins, the one aspect of Halloween I actually approve of.

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    1. Lindy, I really don't understand why you have problems with the internet, in Italy! You don't live in a remote area, do you? And you do have a landine, don't you? In Bari we have fantastic ultra fast internet... incredibly fast, no problems at all.

      Enjoy the long "ponte" holiday. You have Ognissanti tomorrow, then La Festa dei Defunti the day after and then... il weekend! Che bello!

      I like reading your blog, though you say you will be concentrating on your other blogs... I'll follow you everywhere!

      CIAO!

      ANNA
      xx

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    2. We are just five minutes from Marta, but we do not have ASDL out here, hence the problems. We have to depend on masts. Fingers crossed the new system seems to be fine. Thanks so much for your support of my blogging Anna xx

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  17. Hello Anna, well you made me feel a little better about not having gnocchi! Many thanks for your comments.I do hope you have a lovely evening. I do not like Halloween either, but try to make an effort for Lois's sake. I must say I will be glad when it's all over.
    Regarding the Wedding Fair, I have still not totally decided, but think I will have a Vintage theme of some kind. Although 'country' was the most favoured theme, I am not sure about it for N.I. Although we are a largely rural community, people here like things new and slightly brash, a gross generaliziation of course, but neverthelss true.
    With it being an 'alternative' Wedding Fair, I am not too sure what my market is.
    The Fair is not until February, but I shall certainly let you see photos of my stand. I have a wonderful photo to show you of a My Fair Lady bride. My e-mail address has changed due to hacking, but if you would send me an e-mail re my blog I will send it to you.Much love, Linda x

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    1. That's why I was thinking about a black and white theme for the stand... you could really go to town with it!

      I have to go out in 5 minutes!

      Would love to see your photos!

      HUGS

      ANNA

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    1. Thank you, Ola, for your comment. Come back soon and try gnocchi... it's very good...

      I love your name!

      CIAO!

      ANNA

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  19. ciao carissima grazie per essere passata baci buona settimana

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    1. Anche a te, Giovanna! I tuoi dolci sono buonissimi e li proverò!

      Baci

      ANNA

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  20. Just found your blog through The Magical Wreath. Love this post. Your recipe looks amazing..Fun to hear about Italy and your poor son! Hopefully, he will get treats next year. Love your blog. Looking forward to reading more!

    Kim

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    1. Thank you very much for visiting my blog and becoming a follower. If you look through my blog or type names of Italian dishes and ingredients in the "search" space, you will discover lots interesting dishes (and stories!)

      Please feel free to comment any time you wish to. I love comments!

      HAPPY WEEKEND!

      ANNA

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  22. Olá Anna;
    Bela receita...Espectacular....
    Cumprimentos

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    1. Obrigada... grazie mille e CIAO!

      ANNA

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  23. Ciao Anna!
    I hope all is well with you!
    I just wanted to wish you and your family a lovely Christmas and a very happy New Year!
    Michela x

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    1. Ciao Michela e BUON NATALE A TE!

      I am fine...just been feeling very lazy lately and busy with planning, shopping and going out!

      Enjoy the rest of today and have a fantastic 2013!

      CIAO!

      ANNA

      xxx

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    1. WOW! That was fantastic, Maria!

      HAPPY NEW YEAR!

      FELICE ANNO NUOVO!

      ANNA
      xx

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  25. Dear Anna - Hope that you had a happy Christmas with your family - wishing you good health and happiness as we leave 2012 and enter 2013.
    FELICE ANNO NUOVO!

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    1. Dear Rosemary,

      I just spotted your message. So sorry I didn't reply earlier!

      HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU, TOO, and your loved ones.

      FELICE ANNO NUOVO!

      ANNA
      xx

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  26. Missing your gorgeous recipes and wonderful childhood memories Anna! I hope you are well, and that you had a wonderful Christmas, and look forward to your return this year when you are rested and the time is right.

    Happy New Year Anna, and best wishes for a great 2013!
    Gill xx

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    1. Hi Gill! I will start posting again. I have been very busy and I am somehow lacking energy and enthusiasm.

      Happy new year to you, too, Gill!

      XXX

      ANNA

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