This recipe is a great way to preserve your garlic scapes, since pesto freezes well. Add to pasta, or add to mayo for a yummy grilled veggie sandwich. You can even add it to a vinaigrette. Spread on crostini for bruschetta…it’s good on so many things.
Caramelizing is a great way to preserve your onions and they are great to have stocked away in the freezer to make a basic meal more tasty. It’s one of my stock-the-freezer must-haves. See Notes for ideas on what to use them with…
The winning pickle recipe from our annual block party! By unanimous decision, this Bread & Butter Pickle recipe won best tasting pickle.
Basil pesto is the defining dish for summer in our house. It’s great to have on hand, ready-made in the fridge, to go on sandwiches, veggies, meat, and yes: pasta. Homemade pesto can be used in so many ways, that it’s good to have around, waiting to be added to chicken or toast or even […]
Great served with grilled pork tenderloin or pork chops…or as an appetizer with a big hunk of toasted bread with goat cheese.
Garlic can be roasted by the head, or as individual cloves. Roasting the individual cloves is best when using roasted garlic in recipes, and is a quick way of preserving. Roasting Garlic Heads Roasting Garlic Cloves
Savory roasted figs are an excellent accompaniment to roasted meats; the sweet roasted figs can be served for dessert with either a soft cheese, like ricotta, or ice cream…or put them on a salad with a balsamic vinaigrette…or serve with crackers & cheese…or crusty bread with extra virgin olive oil & balsamic vinegar dipping sauce…apparently […]
This dough can be made up to 2 days ahead, wrap and store in the refrigerator. The less handling, the better the texture will be. Also, keeping the fats & dough chilled is important to flaky pastry. Great for pies.