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Artichoke lemon & Pistachio Pesto

Tweet This light and bright pesto is simply perfect for spring and after you taste it you will want to keep some on hand. Initially, I was going to make a basil┬ápesto, but I would have had to strip my little plant of most of its leaves. So, I searched the pantry and decided to […]

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Light Basil Pesto

Tweet Pesto is an Italian sauce that is a specialty of Genoa, Italy. It is never cooked (or heated for that matter) and is made with fresh basil, extra-virgin olive oil, garlic, pine nuts and cheese. Pesto’s primary purpose (and only purpose if you ask a Genovese) is to sauce pasta. Purists will tell you […]

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Golden Polenta with Prosciutto

Tweet Sur La Table is a national cookware store that also offers cooking classes. Last month for our “date night” Jack and I attended a class in Scottsdale, Arizona, called “An Evening in Venice”. We were a fun group of people (16) as we worked side-by-side preparing dishes we would all get to taste. A […]

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Kale-Lemon Pesto

Tweet I grew up thinking pesto was basil and basil only. But I have tried many a restaurant’s version of pesto, (some tasty, others not so much) and have come up with a few versions myself. Pesto is basically a fresh uncooked pureed sauce. They can be quite versatile and are easy to make. A […]

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