Locally foraged, Stinging Nettles, make a perfect substitute for boring ol’ spinach
-in the traditional ricotta dumplings called:
“Gnudi” or Naked Ravioli
luckily for you, the tiny little pokey things that make those nettles sting, soften and disappear once you blanch them.
-the resulting greens are spinach-like in flavor, with a touch of spring-garlic-kick in the background. In short, simply delicious!
(not to mention free, if you take a walk through Discovery Park with some gloves and a sack)
-the dough is similar to gnocchi in texture, with a about 50% ricotta cheese.
little pillows are rolled and cut-out, – they start mingling around…. having some drinks…… chatting it up….
one thing leads to another, …and before you know it……
Pow! -Just like a College Party…..
Everybody in the pool is hot and naked!
ah, those were the days…..
Lasagnette Strappatta(hand torn), alla bolognese
Cavatelli, with Radicchio, Pine Nuts, Golden Raisins and Pancetta