Tag: Basil

Kitchen Sink

Pesto: What’s in a Name?

It seems to be everywhere…and not just the molto famoso “Ligurian” pasta with potato and green beans or with trofie pasta but dribbled or drizzled on anything you can imagine. But is that really “pesto?” Or, has the term “pesto,” which derives from the Italian pestare, meaning to pound or grind using a mortar and […]

Kitchen Sink, Summer's Bounty

Tomatoes

There is not a hope in hell that I can’t blog about tomatoes. Where in the world would I be without them or where would the world be without them? My husband says we have tomatoes in some form or other every day…hmmm…he’s probably right. I can’t help it. I have always been addicted to the […]

Kitchen Sink, Spring Possibilities

A Gardener’s Hope

Or, maybe it should be “a hope and a prayer”… The radish seeds I planted are up as of yesterday! I’ve been thinking about the planting of seeds lately. It seems to me that gardeners are people whose glasses are half full and they are people full of hope for the future. Year in, year […]

Summer Pasta

Tagliatelle With Fresh Tomato Basil Sauce

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. August, local tomatoes, homemade pasta (if possible), fresh basil, definitely a summer pasta, yum! If making your own pasta, make the dough with 4 eggs. If you wish, you can add 2 oz. julienned prosciutto but I prefer just the tomatoes, just because! For a […]

Fall Mains, Fall Pasta, Spring Mains, Spring Pasta, Summer Mains, Summer Pasta, Winter Mains, Winter Pasta

Turkey, Tomato, Mozzarella Lasagne

  For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. I often find lasagna a bit heavy with all the cheeses & meats, however by using ground turkey, it is much lighter and very delicious. Lasagne is a great dish for entertaining; it can be made ahead and baked when needed. I like to use imported […]

Summer Pasta

Spaghetti With Sun Gold Tomatoes And Basil

In our opinion, this pasta is absolutely to die for! We grow extra Sun Gold cherry tomatoes just so we can make this pasta a few times during the summer. Sometimes it only takes a handful of wonderful ingredients to make something so yummy! I am counting the days until our Sun Gold’s are ripe; they are so […]