Traditional Basil Pesto

  If you grow basil in your garden, at some point in the summer you’ve got way more than you can eat in salads or on sandwiches or even steeped into tea. That’s when you know it’s time to make pesto. I made three pestos on my local TV mid-day show, Daytime Blue Ridge. For a step-by-step how-to, youContinue reading “Traditional Basil Pesto”

Carrot Top Pesto

Did you know you could make pesto out of just about anything? Like the tops of carrots or kale leaves or even a weed called purslane? I tried making three kinds of pesto this summer and this was my favorite. I liked it even more than basil pesto. It tastes bright and crisp and lemon-y. The perfectContinue reading “Carrot Top Pesto”

Warm Raspberry Sauce

Our berry patch surprised us this June, providing bowls and bowls of juicy berries. After eating our fill, we heated some into this just-a-touch-of-sweet sauce, the perfect topping for mini cheesecakes or ice cream. Drizzle it over waffles or pancakes instead of maple syrup. Or, best of all on a hot summer’s day, stir 2 tablespoons ofContinue reading “Warm Raspberry Sauce”