Pinot Grigio - 1/4 cup for the mushrooms and a glass for the cook
While waiting for the water to boil cook the mushrooms
uncovered over medium high heat, stirring often until they start to brown.Add the basil, shallots, and garlic and
lower heat.Wait about 5 minutes
and add about ¼ cup of wine and simmer.
Add the Broccoli Rabe to the boiling water, wait about 10
minutes and add the Gnocchi.Cook
for 2-3 minutes then move the Broccoli Rabe and the gnocchi to the pan with the
mushrooms and mix well.Add some
pasta water if needed.
Serve with the grated parmigiana cheese and chilled Pinot Grigio
It's time to leave the OCD-like architectural paintings to some loosey goosey on the spot line drawings from Italy. As you will see, most of them were done while I was enjoying espresso, food, and/or a glass of wine. I do my best work under those circumstances.
I love Victorian architecture, especially the wide variety of intricate Victorian style homes. In this regard I was fortunate to be living within 2 hours of Cape May NJ, a seashore resort town at the southern tip of the state, and home to one of this country's greatest collection of Victorian architecture. In the late 1980s, collaborating with my dear friend at the Washington Street Gallery, I created a number of prints of Cape May's Victorian heritage.