Hay Hay It’s Donna Day#14-The Roundup!

An incredible array of gnocchi dishes have been streaming in over the last few weeks and all are scrumptious looking with top notch photography. A host of talented cooks from all over the world took the gnocchi challenge and came up with some exciting salads, sides, main dishes and desserts. Some, like myself, had never made gnocchi before and some were seasoned professionals. As a few mentioned in their posts, gnocchi isn’t particularly photogenic; nevertheless, everyone came up with beautiful ways to garnish their dishes to add color and eye-appeal. Thanks to everyone who submitted their creation. Well Done!Now to the fun part-VOTING!! Send an e-mail with your vote to staranise.ld [at] gmail [dot] com by September 1, 2007. The lucky winner will have the opportunity of hosting the next Hay Hay It’s Donna Day created by Barbara of winoandfoodies. I’ve had a blast reading all the posts.The RoundupUp first from Trinidad is Sarina Nicole of trinigourmet whose foray into fresh pasta is just beginning with this lovely ethereal gnocchi pomodoro.Jerry from Austin is glad to have an excuse to make this tasty Gnocchi alla Romano. She uses Heidi Swanson’s recipe from Super Natural Cooking.From Sidney, Steph bakes her potatoes in a salt crust for her colorful Potato Gnocchi with Summer Vegetables. She no longer has to be tortured by gnocchi-it looks great!Brilynn, a Canadian gives us her great looking version of a recipe for Pan-fried Lemon Ricotta Gnocchi she used from Jaden’s Steamy Kitchen. Melinda, who hails from Melbourne, submits a very creamy and delicious Green Olive gnocchi with Green Olive Sauce.From sweetteaandsushi in San Francisco, Ashley not only uses goat cheese for her elegant Gnocchi and a Goat, but goat butter also.Jadan, in Sarasota submits her original SteamyKitchen’s Pan-fried Lemon Ricotta Gnocchi,submitted also by Brilynn and Pam , so it must be a great dish.In Switzerland, Eva’s favorite color at the moment is fuchsia so added pureed beetroot to give her potato gnocchi a lovely pink hue and afterwards enjoyed a Crémant d’Alsace as a reward for her efforts.Michael in Seattle, presents us with playdough gnocchi. A perfect way to teach Mini-me and other budding young cooks culinary skills.Gnocchi is comfort food for Annemarie, a Londoner, whose Potato Gnocchi with Pesto looks divine to me.Another Londoner, Caroline whips up another beautiful Potato Dumpling with Pesto served with green beans and potatoes.Bacon definitely goes with this beautiful dish from Joey of 80Breakfasts in Manila. Joey uses rocket(arugula)for her pesto.Country Victoria,Australia has Pam from backyardpizzeria gnock-gnock-gnockin’ on heavens door” with her Pan-fried Lemon Ricotta Gnocchi recipe based again on Jadan’s. Franz from Dusseldorf displays a gnocchi with a melange of gorgeous colors in his Spinach Ricotta Gnocchi with Chili Pepper and Sage ButterFrom New Zealand, Arfi in her HomeMadeS post makes a very yummy looking version of my Herb Gnocchi with Basil Oil.DJM’s Isolatedfoodie’s “cooking trials from nowhere” puts together a Smoked Salmon Gnocchi with panache.Our first dessert, Cinnamon Roll Gnocchi comes from kellytheculinarian in Tucson, Arizona who sweetens up her potato gnocchi with lovely cinnamon roll flavors.Another decadent dessert is Chocolate Gnocchi filled with raspberry and then dipped in raspberry sauce from Dennis in the Netherlands. Yum!!A Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Sage Butter is beautifully photographed in a trio of spoons from kazari in Canberra, Australia.Lovely Barbara of winosandfoodies, the creator of the very popular Hay, Hay, It’s Donna Day event begins with a Donna Hay gnocchi recipe and ends up with a tantalizing Gnudi Gnocchi.Tami of runningwithtweezers, a two time winner of Hay, Hay, It’s Donna Day and another Georgian, like myself, definitely knows gnocchi with her Warm Goat Cheese Gnocchi with Tomato Carpaccio and Heirloom Tomato Salad.A luscious White Chocolate Gnocchi with Strawberry Sauce from Linda is beautifully presented.Another kid friendly culinary site is Biggie’s lunchinabox whose bento lunches appeal not only to children, but adults. Biggie uses Marcella Hazan’s potato gnocchi from The Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking.In a two year old Delicious magazine, Ali-K of melbournefood tales located a great recipe for Gnocchetti with Tomatoes and Sweet Pecorino Cheese.Close to me near Atlanta, Chris from mele cotte dishes up the second delectable recipe in this event- Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Sage and Brown Butter Sauce. Looks marvelouse, too.CookingNinja’s, Pamela from France uses gorgonzola or roquefort cheese and creme fraiche as a sauce for her silky gnocchi and suggests using older potatoes.And last, but not least,Edward over at winosapiens serves us another delicate pale pink Beetroot Gnocchi beautifully garnished with a combination of olive oil, pesto and crumbled goats cheese.


  1. SteamyKitchen
    August 25, 2007 / 2:18 pm

    What a fun event! Thank you and I hope to keep participating.

  2. Barbara
    August 25, 2007 / 6:45 pm

    A great round up Lynn. Thank you for hosting and choosing such a fun theme. I look forward to discovering lost of new ideas and new blogs.

  3. Chris
    August 26, 2007 / 1:47 am

    Great round up! I can’t wait to look through all the posts. Yum!

  4. Kelly Mahoney
    August 27, 2007 / 2:20 am

    So many creative entries! Good luck to all.

  5. Annemarie
    August 28, 2007 / 9:23 am

    thanks again for organizing this – it’s very pleasing to see all the plate-fulls that were piled full of the little dumplings.

  6. The Cooking Ninja
    August 28, 2007 / 10:29 am

    What a great turnout! Lots of delicious gnocchi recipe. !

  7. Dennis
    August 30, 2007 / 8:45 pm

    Nice to see all the different kind of gnocchi, really inspiring. Thanks for the great round-up!

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