noté in italia 

I remember the night very well ~ we were sitting on the terrace (terrazzo) at trattoria alla Fontaniva in Italy… the kids were given an aperitif (a big deal to a 10, 8 & 4 year old… an even bigger deal for their Mommy, still new to the custom!) of Prosecco. Mikaela was the first…

pumpkin gnocchi

This weekend, my son Toren and I made pumpkin gnocchi (pronounced: nyokki) ~ we first had this delicious dish at a favorite restaurant “alla fontaniva” in Italy ~ they served it with a pear and walnut sauce, we did ours with a buttered apple-pecan sauce ~ either way, a sure treat ~ happy fall! pumpkin…