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Posts tagged ‘Elephant Garlic’


1-2-3 Gremolata

Gremolata is an Italian chopped garlic, herb and citrus blend that can be used to add zest and flavor to any number of dishes, but especially vegetables, including roasted potatoes, zucchini, cauliflower, carrots, parsnips, broccoli, butternut squash, asparagus, brussels sprouts, and more. Read more »


Ortiz Anchovies and the Caesar Salad

I wouldn’t hesitate to order a Caesar Salad in a restaurant and yet, for years I was reluctant to make a real Caesar Salad at home because of the raw egg yolks and anchovies – neither of which appeal to me on their own.  However, it is possible to make a really good Caesar Salad without raw egg yolks but not without anchovies, freshly grated parmesan cheese, homemade croutons, and crisp romaine lettuce. Read more »


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 »