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I am sure the Genovese might argue with the term pesto, but this Pesto Trapanese is a rustic mix of chopped almonds, garlic, basil and fresh, cherry tomatoes.
Baked Bean and Tomato Cupcake. You read that right...
I have given this Sweet Cornmeal Cake with Berries and Cream (a Northern Italian specialty) A good ole Southern-Style Makeover.
Tom Collins or Gin Fizz?
Everything old is new again. Iceberg Wedge Salad with Buttermilk Dressing.
This is an unusual salad, it's flavors are as fresh as spring. Understandably, baby celery may be hard to find. You may substitute the young, light colored inside stalks from a bunch of celery.
Tomato & Basil were made for each other. I am using them together with Gouda. Melted Gouda in a Grilled Cheese Sandwich.
This Worcestershire marinated strip steak brings a "chophouse" favorite to your own backyard. Grilled scallions and feta add rustic appeal.
Cool and crunchy. This cucumber salad with red onions will tame the heat and keep that oven turned off this summer.
By popular demand! The recipe for Sips! Ginger Lemongrass & Cilantro Crusted Snapper.
Does choosing and cooking fresh fish scare you? It shouldn't. Here are a few tips.
Creole-style "barbecued" shrimp are bold and spicy. And they get nowhere near a grill!
Some foods just taste better if you slow down and take your time. This eggplant dip really benefits from a long time on the grill.
This Scallop with a Saffron Tomato sauce come from SJ Gourmet and was a TomatoMania contest winner!
Do you know what a dragon fruit tastes like? It's sweet and delicious, but is it from Mars?
Stuffed Bell Peppers don't have to be heavy. Try this simple version. There are fewer than 100 calories per person!
These heirloom tomatoes were simply sliced and drizzled with the best olive oil. It's the simplest summer salad.
Do ever dream about tomatoes? Maybe sitting down and tasting 85 different varieties. Well it does not have to be a dream.
Squash blossoms are here. I stuffed mine with bit of ricotta, mozzarella and basil then gently fired them in a cornmeal crust.
Gkai Pad Gka-prow, which is Spicy Thai Basil Chicken. Try and seek out Thai basil for this dish.
Big bold summer flavors pair up nicely in this Italian style casserole A Basil and Green Bean Gratinate.
Grilled prawns. Brushed with basil and oil they are simply perfect. I am serving mine with a pistou/pesto inspired pasta.
Do you see pesto? Or pistou? Is there really a difference? Pistou is the French version and I have the classic recipe.
Basil Lillet Kamikaze Cocktail. Sips like summer!
Handmade pasta deserves a simple sauce so it's best qualities can shine. How about an elegant walnut sauce with a touch of cream?
At first bite this smooth tomato soup seems to be reminiscent of a gazpacho. But it takes on an Asian twist when you discover the melon garnish.
Perfect Scallops on the grill take a hot fire and a watchful eye. These are paired with fennel and a fresh herb pasta.
Cheddar Cheese Pancakes with Heirloom Tomatoes, Avocado and Warm Bacon Vinaigrette. It's a like A BLT with the extra love of Cheddar!
Coleslaw is perfect for summer dining. It can stand up to the heat. This is a classic coleslaw with a corn and chipotle twist.
Sometimes the best recipe for fresh summer tomatoes is no more complicated than "salt or no salt". Let's taste to be sure!
Just because you want a light lunch doesn't mean you can't have big flavor. These tiny squash are stuffed with the bold flavors of the Amalafi Coast.
Can you really throw a party with 7 Foods from 7 Continents? Well. start with this Borek and find out.
A gimlet has all the sophistication of gin with all the zing of sweet and tart lime juice. I make mine with both fresh squeeze and Rose's lime juice.
Here is a perfect Summertime Gin and Tonic. Cool and sophisticated, it a great way to beat the heat. I also have a bit of history on gin, just for fun.