An Asparagus Pesto That Offers Countless “Delicious Possibilities”

Asparagus is one of our favorite things about spring. We’ve been buying loads of the stuff. We steam the spears in our special asparagus steamer, roast them in the oven or on top of the stove, and grill them. The most intriguing dish we’ve had so far is the asparagus pesto featured here. (Click here … Read more

Blogger Janelle Maiocco of Talk of Tomatoes Talks Home Cooking Tips

On her witty and insightful food blog, Talk of Tomatoes, Janelle Maiocco notes she’s “known to wield knives, pitchforks, and the occasional martini.” She wears many hats, in addition to being a blogger. Maiocco, who lives in the Seattle area, is a professionally trained chef, urban farmer, and entrepreneur. She talked to us about home … Read more

Hey Basil Pesto! Move Over and Make Way for Arugula Pesto!

Our friend Viviane Bauquet Farre rightly calls basil pesto “the Grande Dame of pesto sauces.” But Viviane – the culinary brainchild behind the e-magazine and recipe club food & style – is quick to note other herbs “make wonderful versions of this classic Genoese sauce” – including her arugula pesto featured here. (Click here to … Read more

John Ash’s Pistachio Basil Pesto

Maybe you’re lucky and have a big patch of basil growing in your backyard plot. Even if you don’t have fresh basil at your fingertips, here’s a recipe that’s worth a trip to your local farmers’ market or grocery store. Our friend John Ash has taken traditional basil pesto and created a particularly flavorful version … Read more


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