I had some bunches of fresh basil and mint in the fridge that needed to be used up, so I combined them with olive oil and walnuts for a bit of a different take on my usual pesto. The resulting sauce was beautiful and when I tossed it with some sauteed zucchini ribbons, I ended up with a quick, bright, and refreshing lunch. Continue reading →
Entries Tagged 'Herbs and Spices'
I love making homemade mac and cheese because the possibilities are endless. You can play with cheese combinations, pasta shapes, and additions like meat, vegetables, herbs, and spices. When it comes to this comfort dish, I rarely make it the same way twice, but it’s always delicious! Continue reading →
Cauliflower has always been one of my favorite vegetables, but broccoli is much more likely than cauliflower to end up in my shopping cart when I walk through the produce section of the grocery store. I think it’s a color thing. Broccoli is green and everyone knows that that green is good for you.
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Have you ever purchased a specific dried herb or spice for one recipe and then let the bottle sit on your spice rack or in the back of your pantry untouched for months, or even years? Do you have herbs or spices in your cabinet that you’ve never even used? I bet you do; I used to as well. Continue reading →
While it’s hard to believe that another year has flown by, I have to say that I’m more than ready to move on. Goodbye, 2010, I’ve learned a lot from you, but you won’t be missed. I’m heading into this new year arms outstretched, with open heart and mind, ready to learn, experience, and share. Continue reading →
The Summer Fest theme this week is tomatoes and I can’t think of a better thing to talk about than slow-roasted tomatoes. I made these for the first time last September and they were absolutely amazing. Although I made them a few more times throughout the year with grocery store cherry tomatoes, I’ve been waiting for some good summer tomatoes to roast. Continue reading →
I am a big fan of green salads topped with fruit and nuts, especially when the nuts are glazed or spiced! I also love snacking on nuts – salted, spiced, glazed, smoke-flavored – I love them all. I’m not sure why I’ve never tried making something like this before, but these glazed walnuts were so simple I’m kicking myself for not trying it sooner.
When I first saw Ellie Krieger’s recipe for Maple Glazed Walnuts, I was a little skeptical that they would turn out right. It just seemed too easy. If the recipe had been attributed to any other Food Network celebrity I’m not sure I even would have tried it, but I trust Ellie more than some of the others. Continue reading →