Sweet potato gnocchi

September 30, 2010 § 6 Comments

I have had a fabulous week.  I got hit with a million things to do, but somehow I’ve managed to get it all done and perform really well in classes and lab meetings.  We also found out today that one of our exams has been postponed.  So while we’ll still have to take it at some point, I don’t have to worry about it next week, which is great because in precisely a week, I will be flying back to New England for a five-day visit!!  I cannot wait.  Also, I talked with my advisor today and he gave a tentative thumbs-up for my Master’s idea, so even though I have ages to figure that out, it is still super exciting.  Yay!

So, to top off everything else, I made a fantastic sweet potato gnocchi today, stolen from Macheesmo (recipe here).  It was absolutely delicious, and even though it took almost three hours start to finish, it wasn’t actually difficult, and it was so worth it.  This is also, I think, the cutest thing I have ever made.  The little gnocchi poufs are so adorable and soft!

Okay, enough preamble.  Let’s get going…

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Hello hello!

September 25, 2010 § 2 Comments

Hello hello, indeed.  I’m Joanna, a 20something who just moved to the South to embark on a journey towards a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, and I’m living alone & attempting to feed myself for the first time.  This blog will primarily be focused on the cooking and consuming of food, because I love it oh so much, and you know, you have to eat, so you might as well take joy in preparing your food.  I am, however, going to use it as something of a creative outlet as well, since I won’t have much of those for the next four or five years, so you’ll see posts about my work and life in general interspersed with the food posts.

I take inspiration from the innumerable brilliant food blogs out there on the interwebs, many of which will be referenced and credited as I post the things I’m cooking.  I’ve just started to get confident in the kitchen myself, so most of what I make won’t be terribly difficult, which means that you should try it too!  I’ll include any notes I have on if and how I altered the recipe, and I will also try to take pictures of my cooking process, because food looks pretty sometimes (who knew?), so that’ll be an exercise in artistic expression as well.

I just made a gargantuan turkey chili yesterday (found at the incomparable Omnomicon, recipe itself can be found here), so I won’t be cooking again until later this week when I work through all the leftovers from that, but stick around!  Check back every now and then!  I might get bored and post something exciting.

❤ J.

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