Browsing Tag »basil«
→ November 1, 2009
By popular demand, I am reprinting my pesto recipe here. In proportion to how good it tastes, this is way too easy.
3 packed cups fresh basil leaves (removed from stems)
2 large cloves fresh garlic
½ cup pinenuts
¾ packed cup fresh chopped parsley
¾ cup fresh grated parmesan
½ cup olive oil
¼ cup melted butter (you don’t need extra [...]
→ October 27, 2009
BufferLeigh-Anne came home today with a bag of basil, courtesy of Priti in her office. (Thanks, Priti!) Apparently, she picked it up at Lucky 97, a well-known Asian grocer downtown near Chinatown.
My quest for good and plentiful basil has lead to the discovery of a rather large gulf that exists in this city (and perhaps [...]
→ October 23, 2009
BufferOn the recommendation of our friend Joan (a TT parent and Jew of Italian extraction), the Italian Centre in Edmonton was a good bet for real pesto ingredients like basil and parmesan.
I made my first visit to the Italian Centre today and it was marvelous. Fresh baked goods, a wonderful array of cheeses and cured [...]
→ September 21, 2009
BufferFood shopping in Alberta is a learning process.
Most food that we consumed in Ontario can be found in the stores here, but there are a few differences.
First, milk comes in 4 litres jugs, like the good old days in Ontario. And for some strange reason, it seems to disappear faster this way than in three [...]
→ September 4, 2009
BufferI am not a chef, but I love to cook.
I like knowing what is in my food. And I like it to taste exactly as I want it.
One of my signature dishes is pesto. I (used to) buy the big basil plants that show up in stores in late summer in Ontario and clean a [...]