Simple Homemade Gnocchi With Marinara

Sometimes just the quiet repetition of a simple task brings extraordinary comfort. With gnocchi there is the careful rolling of each tiny piece of dough, the attention and care demanded by every individual bite.

Going through these motions becomes so much more than just cooking. The challenges and pressures of the day are pushed aside by the sweet, methodical rhythm of rolling one after another after another tiny piece down the tines of a fork; then watching the pieces fill the tray, the fragrance of a simple marinara simmering on the stove, a retreat from the outside world.

This recipe doesn’t require any complicated ingredients, just patience and a little dedication. I loved coaxing each gnocchi into its shape then watching the moment of truth as they all sank to the bottom of the boiling water before bouncing gently and floating back to the surface again.

I ended up with a meal that wasn’t cooked so much as brought to life from the pages of the recipe book, crafted and formed by the fingertips of the cook. That, and a smile and a plate to share.

Recipe from Martha Stewart via Punchfork.

About these ads

About Karen Milling

Freelance Photographer and Writer with a passion for vegetarian and vegan cooking. Currently my work can be viewed online at my three blogs: Buried Carrots is devoted to colorful writing and delicious vegetarian and vegan food; Composing Kitchen focuses on my efforts, together with my partner, to follow our passions and design our lives; and Karen Milling Photography features my work as a portrait, headshot, wedding and food photographer.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Simple Homemade Gnocchi With Marinara

  1. Annie says:

    Wow! Such wonderful and delicious recipes! Wish I was home long enough to try one!!!
    LYM

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s