This week we created the lightest, fluffiest mini pillows - potato pillows, aka gnocchi! We made Italian style gnocchi. The ingredients are very simple, consisting of potato (we used yukon gold), egg and flour. Gnocchi means "lump" in Italian. So we started calling them lumplings! The students made a fresh basil pesto and chopped up cherry tomatoes for the gnocchi. The older kids also made a lemon honey vinaigrette to dress a colorful salad of baby greens, toasted pumpkin seeds, carrots and tomatoes.
In the words of Mark Bittman, Gnocchi is "labor intensive but highly rewarding". We found the process quite relaxing.
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