Posted at 11:54 am , on August 20, 2019
It’s been awhile since I’ve added a recipe. My kitchen has been under construction since mid May which we estimated to complete over a couple month’s. Sometimes well made plans don’t always work out though. We fell behind schedule but hope to have the total remodel completed by the end of August. Joe and I are doing a lot of the work ourselves with a little bit (actually big) help of a contractor who is helping to make it all happen. I haven’t had my stove hooked up until recently but without a sink to clean up, I’ve been making do with a more simple menu, meals that don’t require a stove or extra dishes. I shouldn’t complain though, it’s summer after all and most days I can grill outdoors. This weekend I was inspired by a recipe from “Fork in the Kitchen” , a Burrata Pesto Tomato appetizer that was so visually appealing, I had to give it a try. I tweaked the recipe so that it required no cooking and it turned out oh so good! Once you taste the creamy burrata cheese with freshly made pesto and sun-dried tomatoes layered on soft french bread it’s hard to stop!
Posted at 9:12 am , on October 4, 2013
It’s been gorgeous weather this week and I decided to pick up some veggies and make panini’s for dinner. I sliced and assembled my veggies and went outside to set up the grill. It was sunny and in the upper 70’s, just perfect outside but I noticed that the wind was picking up. I drizzled my sliced veggies with olive oil and sprinkled with salt and pepper and began grilling. Everything was going well but the wind was just wicked. About the time I finished, I realized that big clouds were rolling in. I had just enough time to let the grill cool and get everything inside before it turned dark and started pouring rain. The veggies turned out perfect and I piled them together between sourdough bread with some fresh mozzarella cheese, spinach pesto and a drizzle of balsamic glaze. It was just the perfect combination!
Posted at 9:39 am , on November 8, 2011
Have you ever paired BLT with pasta? If you haven’t yet, then you’ve got to try this pasta. This is my go to pasta when I need a pick me up and one of our favorite comfort foods. There are different versions of BLT Pasta but I like the combination of crisp bacon, roasted tomatoes and pesto.
Posted at 9:59 am , on July 21, 2011
Pesto can be made from many herb choices. I have a small herb garden of basil, chives, parsley, thyme, sage and rosemary, but not enough to make pesto. I always have spinach on hand and when I make pesto I start with a spinach base and add whatever herbs I want to enhance the flavor. This time I’ve added some basil leaves. Pesto adds flavor to pizza, soup, sandwiches or pasta. I use pesto in many recipes so I thought it deserved it’s own post. Continue reading