Archive | July 2015

Easy Pesto FTW

My outdoor basil plant is truly out of control. Unruly, wild, and nearly untamable. Kind of like my hair right now. Since there’s rain in this weekend’s forecast, I’m going to do something about the abundance of these herbs. PESTO.

2 cups fresh basil (remove the stems)
½ cup pine nuts
3-4 cloves of raw garlic, minced
1/3 cup good extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
Salt and cracked black pepper to taste

Puree in food processor. Serve over gnocci.

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how to make pesto

FREE print out: Recipe + graphic illustration by yours truly, courtesy of Adobe Illustrator


Blackberry Peach Cobbler


What says summertime more than plump blackberries cobbler-ed with fresh, juicy peaches?

16 ounces of blackberries + 2 peaches were used.


Taco Tuesday


Simply: poached chicken with lime, cilantro, onions, crushed tomatoes, cayenne, and salt….

pinto beans, avocado, mango, lime, yellow ride, and cheddar cheese!

Blueberry Peach Cobbler


Recipe adapted from Marian Bull’s “Blueberry Schlumpf” Recipe on Food 52. I replaced a quarter blueberries with 3 peaches.

Plum Blueberry Oat Crisp


Good ‘ole Martha Stewart and her Plum Oatmeal Crisp recipe

I threw in some blueberries from the farmer’s market, and broiled for 2 minutes at the very end. DEELISH!