This anonymous quote says it all—pesto is love itself. I admit to sometimes taking a spoon to my jar of homemade pesto and eating it plain, savoring the complexity of flavor and Continue reading
Friends of ours grow the most beautiful spaghetti squash and even better, they share their abundance with us, along with their hard-neck garlic, raspberries and rhubarb Continue reading
As a kid, my perfect diet could easily have been ice cream and frosted flakes and peanut butter. As a teenager, it would have been salads (iceberg lettuce with either French or Thousand Island dressing), Chinese food and my mother’s shrimp cocktail. For awhile as a pastry chef who imbibed sweets all day long, it was Chinese Chicken Salad, cheeses from around the world and espresso.
Later on in life, my perfect diets had names such as raw food, macrobiotic and ovo-lacto vegetarian. Continue reading