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Posts tagged ‘Columela’


Pesto – Homemade

Pesto makes pasta dishes special and takes soups from good to great. My friends, Jim and Sheila grow basil – the most important ingredient in pesto – in their garden and gave me the following recipe for “Blender Pesto” which is the most delicious pesto I’ve ever tasted: Read more »


The Simplicity of Hummus

Hummus is a middle eastern dip made from chickpeas that have been cooked, pureed and then blended with tahini (sesame paste), olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt, cumin, and sometimes paprika. High in iron and vitamin B9 (folate) and also providing phosphorus, magnesium, and zinc, hummus is a good source of protein and dietary fiber.  But, like any prepared food the nutritious value of hummus greatly depends on the ingredients used to make it. Read more »


My Favorite Mail Order Websites for Food

The growth in internet sites has brought the world of food into homes.  Years ago, new and unusual foods were acquired by traveling to faraway places. Today, people still travel to eat but with the world becoming global, international and national foods can be ordered on-line and delivered to our doorstep within days. Special ingredients not readily available at the local grocery store can also be obtained at various websites.  The choices are unlimited but here are a few favorite sources: Read more »