Gardening · Leftovers · Peas · Tofu

Fresh Green and Purple Spring Rolls


Have you ever had nime chow?  Fresh Vietnamese spring rolls usually containing lettuce, thai basil, rice noodles, bean sprouts and shrimp – one of my family’s favorites when we eat out.

We’ve also made them at home, and they’re so easy, we should do it more often.

For this version, I was, frankly, inspired by the pea pods in our garden buckets.

Chèvre · Gnocchi · Peas · Potatoes

Spring Gnocchi Two Ways


Why are they called “Spring” gnocchi?  Well, partly because of the color – the green ones, that is.  And partly because the chives in the second version are among the first greens we have sprouting up in our yard every March.  I could have combined everything into one batch of gnocchi, but I thought it would be fun to have two different flavors, and two different shapes.  Plus – twice as much gnocchi!

So here’s how it all evolved…