Pesto – nothing reminds me of summer like fresh pesto
I am in love with 2 collections for Fall 2015. Sadly, I have only taken the time now to look fully at the collections.
I used to hate brussel sprouts – they were often overcooked and bitter. Until a well-known Bay area chef showed me the right way to prepare them, and now I love them.
The last thing I want to have on a hot summer day is a hot dish. I found this soba noodle salad in a magazine a while back and have made some modifications on it.
Lately I’ve been on a caramel kick. This is our current go-to for dessert for dinner parties. It’s usually one of the following I serve: Caramel Pot de Crème, Salted Caramel & Chocolate Mousse, or Panna Cotta with Balsamic ‘Glaze’.
There are many, many variations of Bolognese out there in recipe books and websites. My version uses Italian sausage and ground chuck, both of which make for a fattier and more flavorful sauce.
I’m a true believer that bacon enhances dishes like no other ingredients.
This cake – my favorite these days – easy to make and is a hit with everyone, even my dad.
A truly inspiring country and people. I will never forget this trip. Magical.
Birds build and abandon these nests every year. Once the birds are done rearing their young, the nests are abandoned and picked up by me.