Basic Basil Pesto

Basil Pesto - Andrea Meyers

At the risk of jinxing things, I have to say that our garden is really doing well this year. We have tons of tomatoes that will be ready for picking next week. The herbs are going crazy. The Italian parsley and the dill are about three feet tall with lots of leaves, the oregano and… 

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Almond Biscotti

This is the beginning of a series on Italian biscotti. I’m posting this basic recipe to start, then once or twice a month I will bake a recipe from Lou Seibert Pappas’ authoritative book, Biscotti. Legend states that an enterprising Italian baker created these cookies to send with sailors on long voyages. The cookies kept… 

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Winter Minestrone

Winter Minestrone Recipe - Andrea Meyers

Minestrone is a very versatile soup. With only a few basic ingredients—pasta, beans, stock, vegetables—you can create a beautiful, hearty soup. What you do with it is really up to your imagination. This is one of our favorite versions, a delicious soup for the winter months. Michael is always so happy when he comes home… 

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