Pesto: It’s Easy Being Green and a Summer Update from Parade

Can it really be the halfway point of summer? We are trying to hit all the items on our checklist of things to do for summer vacation. Trips to the zoo, the beach, ice cream from the ice cream man when he stops by after dinner and the days of outdoor camp. It has been a … Continue reading

dinner revisted with new starring ingredients

Last night’s dinner took advantage of the herbs that are bursting in the garden. Farfalle is a favorite pasta shape for the guys. We picked some basil leaves, sprigs of thyme and a few chives for our pesto bow-tie pasta. The guys prefer a combination of green herbs to mix with the extra-virgin-olive-oil, cheese and pignolia nuts rather … Continue reading

presto it’s pesto

You need to make dinner fast. Pesto to the rescue. There’s no cooking involved. A few ingredients can help you get a good dinner on the table any night of the week. Basil, olive oil, pine nuts, and cheese. This is the time of year fresh basil is right outside the kitchen door. In Trapani, … Continue reading