Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Please read this story about Artist Beth Meador who is losing her sight to Retinitis Pigmentosa. She has an art challenge she would like you to read about.
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Friday, July 2, 2010
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Friday, May 14, 2010
My neighbor came by yesterday and brought this beautiful collection of roses from her garden. She always gives away the first roses of the season to bring good fortune and prosperity. Thank you Cherie - they're gorgeous and fantastically fragrant!!!
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
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Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Yesterday I was at Trader Joe's and saw this great basil plant. I normally wouldn't buy a scraggly plant but those leggy leaves will be cut off for dinner and then I can transplant what's left. So tonight we're having chicken, linguine with pesto. yummmm - ok here's my recipe.
I don't measure - just taste as you go
I use a small food processor and place these ingredients:
fresh garlic (chop a bit before putting leaves in)
a good bunch of basil leaves with thin stems only (washed/dried) if you don't dry leaves pesto will be runny
pine nuts (tsp or so) I sprinkle more on finished dish
parmesan cheese, salt/pepper
just drizzle oil slowly until it seems the right consistency to toss with the pasta. Taste as you go and adjust ingredients as necessary
and keep at room temp (no cooking)
Boil pasta water, when pasta is half cooked start chicken.
Cut chicken breast into bite size pieces, spice to your liking, heat pan to med high first, add tbsp oil, saute quickly -don't overcook
When pasta is cooked, drain and place on a platter and toss with chicken and pesto sauce
I can smell it now and I haven't even started cooking yet!!
If you try it - let me know how it turns out