Summer’s Last Hurrah – with crepes, dahlias and friends

As temperatures cool and the sun begins to pull us less to be outside, the produce that results from summer’s lingering generosity should be enjoyed! So we did, with fresh pears, chopped pistachios & grated parmigiano filling the crepes that we then topped with blackberry compote. A deliciously simple meal that celebrated some of my … More Summer’s Last Hurrah – with crepes, dahlias and friends

Bainbridge Island Girls’ Night Out – Fresh Ricotta Recipe & Ravioli in Nettles Pesto

Italian Inspirations:  Ricotta & Ravioli demos at The Berry Patch Kitchen Store A few months ago, I finally gave up hope of finding my old citrus reamer and decided to head into Winslow to purchase a new one. As I walked into the Berry Patch kitchen store, I immediately remembered how dangerous a place full … More Bainbridge Island Girls’ Night Out – Fresh Ricotta Recipe & Ravioli in Nettles Pesto

Pasta al Pesto con Patate e Fagiolini (Pasta with Pesto, Potatoes and Green Beans)

Pasta al Pesto con Patate e Fagiolini – a little background and a recipe I reflect with nostalgia on this recipe, which was first introduced to me by friends in Italia while we were sailing in the Mar Tirreno (Tyrrhennian Sea) off the coast of Tuscany and enjoying lunch aboard their boat, Elixir. We literally … More Pasta al Pesto con Patate e Fagiolini (Pasta with Pesto, Potatoes and Green Beans)