• The Best Basil and Garden Pesto

    June 10, 2018

    A good, homemade pesto is the perfect building block for all the best summer meals   There is nothing I like better than a perfect pesto. I feel a little bit like I’m going back to square one by posting a pesto recipe, which you can literally find all over the internet, but I’m trying…

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  • Delectable Pickled Garlic

    February 9, 2018

    Homemade garlic powder is good.  It’s amazing even, especially when compared with conventional store-bought garlic powder.  I just made it the other day, but I’ve already used it to make garlic bread, to flavor mashed potatoes, and in my homegrown spaghetti sauce. But do you know what’s even better than garlic powder?  Like, a bajillion…

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  • Homemade Garlic Powder

    February 7, 2018

    Do you remember when we harvested our garlic?  There was so much of it, more than 200 fully formed bulbs; a profusion of garlic!  Despite some niggling doubt, I was confident our garlic-loving family could plow right through that, no problem. Well, as it turns out, we had a problem. Even loving garlic the way…

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  • That Time of Year and Garlic Scape Pesto

    June 28, 2017

    We had the best gift waiting for us when we got back from our vacation: The garlic scapes were ready! If you don’t know, if you’ve somehow missed the discussions and articles by gardeners or foodies the world over, scapes are the long, curly flower stalks of hard-necked garlic varieties.  Cutting them off directs more…

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