Tag: Nuts

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Pesto: What’s in a Name?

It seems to be everywhere…and not just the molto famoso “Ligurian” pasta with potato and green beans 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 pestle, […]

Walnut Shortbread Cookies with Strawberries
Baking and Sweet Endings

Walnut Shortbread

In my former life as a corporate chef, we made all sorts of cookies, probably by the thousands! These cookies have long been a favourite! So nice and delicate. I especially like to serve them with fresh fruit during the summer when there are lots of berries, peaches, nectarines (tossed with a bit of sugar […]

Baking and Sweet Endings

Mom’s Banana Bread

My mother made banana bread a lot when we were kids. God knows where she got the recipe, but it is still my favourite. I’ve made other recipes and there’s only one other that I like better.  Mom always spread a butter on the slices, making them even more toothsome! 3 very ripe bananas ¾ […]