Posted at 8:43 am , on October 8, 2013
I always make more pesto than I need for one meal so I have to come up with other ways to use it. One of my favorites is Crostini’s with fresh mozzarella and chopped tomatoes. I had a pint of heirloom tomatoes in the fridge and thought how colorful and pretty they would look propped up on a sliced french baguette. They are the perfect companion to any pasta dish and a leafy salad which I’m working on for dinner tonight.
Posted at 9:56 am , on August 27, 2013
It’s been awhile since I’ve made any pasta. During the summer month’s I get caught up in grilling outdoors and picking up farmers market fruits and veggies that I can’t get any other time of year. Lately I’ve been feeling a need for some comfort food and pasta is especially good to bring back the comforts of home. I love anything pesto and this turned out especially good using fresh cherry tomatoes, inspired from Lidia Bastianich of “Lidia’s Italy”. The flavors that come through are so fresh but at the same time robust. I added some crisp bacon bits to compliment the fresh tomato. It couldn’t have been better! Continue reading