Basil season is over here in Michigan and what better way to use this flavorful herb than in a vinaigrette. Saying goodbye to summer… Linking to Angie’s party and the two co-hosts Petra @ Food Eat Love and Vanitha @ Curry and Vanilla I served this salad with a Paradiso Reserve, Caramelized Onion and Prosciutto Pizza… … Continue reading
I seem to be on a roll using Limoncello in recipes – I guess you can tell I just love it. This vinaigrette is a perfect combination of sweet (Limoncello), tart (lemon juice and zest) and fiery (red pepper flakes). This recipe from Genius Kitchen would also be delicious with seafood. I served this fresh … Continue reading
Does this recipe say summer, or what! This is a favorite Italian pasta dish loved by many and Marcella Hazan said no single dish is more delicious in the entire Italian pasta repertory. I certainly can see why and you will too if you make it. This recipe uses a method of preparing pasta with … Continue reading
While looking through my reader I came across this pasta recipe from Johanne https://frenchgardenerdishes.com/2016/09/08/late-harvest-pasta-with-creamy-burrata-and-salami/ The Burrata cheese caught my attention and I had to explore further. This cheese resembles a fresh Mozzarella ball, but when you cut into you will discover a very rich filling of soft Mozzarella pieces soaked in heavy cream. You heard … Continue reading
This is the time of the year when there is an abundance of fresh vegetables and herbs in my garden and the markets. When I first saw this recipe I was immediately drawn in at the word “pesto”. A flavorful ingredient to perk up a side dish like this. What a perfect way to use … Continue reading
Since it is “pesto season”, at least here in Michigan I thought I would share some ways to keep your basil green or to preserve it for later use. This is by far one of my favorite herbs and every year I make a bunch for different recipes and then as the season is winding … Continue reading
On a recent trip to my Farmers Market there were some new vendors selling their products. I am a big fan of supporting and buying any Michigan products. One was the Pure Harvest Pesto Company located in New Hudson, Michigan who makes sun-dried tomato and basil pesto (their two pestos are available at Busch’s). The other … Continue reading
During the summer months in Michigan I love to use these little gems of summer in my cooking. I have a number of recipes where I have used edible flowers and I will not list them all except for the ones below. As my edible flowers bloom I will add pictures and suggestions on what … Continue reading
I just made this recently and it is quite good. The Taste of Home test kitchen gave this recipe its highest rating and I have changed the directions and ingredients to my taste.
This combination of flavors always goes well together especially with a balsamic vinaigrette – my favorite vinegar!