Tag: Pesto

Basics & Tips

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 […]

Spring Pasta

Spaghetti With Ramps

Years ago I read an article about ramps in Gourmet Magazine. I was really curious, what the heck are they? Turns out they are hunted & gathered in the spring and are also known as wild leeks.  A good friend, who is a chef, used her connections & got us some. Still don’t know the secret places they are found though! […]

Spring Pasta

Spaghetti With Green Onion Pesto

This is my take on “ramp” pesto as no matter how hard I look, I never seem to be able to find local ramps here in B.C. There was a whisper from a friend that they grow on Vancouver Island…need to follow up on that. Otherwise we have to bring them in from eastern Canada, […]

Fall Pasta, Summer Pasta

Spaghetti With Pesto Trapanese

There is nothing like making this pesto when the garden provides ripe cherry tomatoes and fresh basil. It’s so easy to put together.  Thanks to “Lidia’s Italy” for this one! On a hot day, with a glass of chilled wine, it just doesn’t get any better.   You choose the vino! ¾ lb. cherry tomatoes, very ripe & […]

Basics & Tips

A Trip To The Market

This is the time of year when a visit to your local Farmer’s Market can pay off big time, in our case Kits Market & Trout Lake Markets. It is a time to re-connect with vendors from past seasons and let them know how happy we are to see them again. We are especially looking […]