Homemade Spinach Pasta with Basil-Parsley-Cashew Pesto

  I attempted to keep a secret from my husband this past week…and failed.  It’s not my  modus operandi but I wanted to preserve my reputation as a decent homemaker.  In a moment of laziness last weekend I dumped leftover vegetable soup down the disposal, about 2 cups worth–a big no no around here.  We […]

Baby Artichoke & Chicken Sausage Pizza

  As promised on my last post, I’m sharing the first of a few recipes inspired by our visit to Pescadero last week.  Besides enjoying the marsh and the beach that day, one other highlight of the visit was being able to take home some local food and produce.  When I picked up lunch at […]

Penne with Chicken and Pistachio Pesto

  What fun thing did you do this St. Patrick’s Day weekend?  Here in the Bay Area we were blessed with gorgeous weather.  Though I grew up in San Francisco (and have seen the view countless times) I still couldn’t help but smile as I drew closer to the Golden Gate Bridge yesterday, especially since […]

Bucatini with Pistachio and Pine Nut Pesto

I feel the need apologize.  I’ve been posting so many pasta dishes lately that I fear you’ll get bored with me.  I’ll give you more variety, I promise.  For now, though, let’s talk about this pesto sauce because I think you’d like it. As easy as it is to make, pesto hasn’t always been part […]