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Celery Leaf Pesto: Time Well Spent

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I made Celery Leaf Pesto because I spend a lot of time at home these days. My duties as a caregiver for my MIL mean I often have hours on my hands where I have nothing much to do. However, I need to be able to drop whatever I’m doing at a moment’s notice. So…

Sicilian Cherry Tomato & Almond Pesto with Couscous

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We owe today’s Sicilian Cherry Tomato & Almond Pesto with Couscous the Italian city of Trapani, on Sicily’s westernmost tip. It has an identity all of its own. That’s because geographically speaking it is closer both in distance and topography to Tunis than Naples. In fact it’s closer to several African ports than it is…

Default Pasta- Green Garlic Pesto

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Busy. I am sure you are just so darn tired of seeing that word when you come here. But dang if I ain’t busy. So busy that I had to make time just to make this green garlic pesto default pasta. The very idea of default pasta is it’s supposed to be easy no matter…

Sage Advice for Cool Weather Pesto with Walnuts

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Pesto with Walnuts? According to Mark Bittman: “Pesto, which means, “paste,” is usually associated with some combination of basil, garlic, Parmesan and pine nuts. But pesto can be made from any number of ingredients: walnuts, sun-dried tomatoes, arugula, you name it. If you can blitz it in a food processor with olive oil, it can…

Pesto Trapanese A Sicilian Specialty

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The Italian city of Trapani, on Sicily’s westernmost tip, has an identity all of its own. That is because geographically speaking it is closer both in distance and topography to Tunis than Naples. In fact it’s closer to several African ports than it is to any part of mainland Italy. It owes much of its…

Turmeric and Cauliflower: A Soup Made for the Season

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Just like that and I’ve turned the seasonal page. It’s Chilled Dragon’s Tongue Beans followed by Celery and Jicama Salad one week. Then, with barely a look backward, I’ve got a cool–season soup featuring Turmeric and Cauliflower. Not that it’s exactly cool in Los Angeles. But it’s not really hot either. In fact, it’s perfect.…