Tagged with basil

Pork Rollatini with Tomato Sauce

Today I invented a new recipe for us to try. I am guessing someone else might have made something similar but when I searched it out nothing came up. So I just started thinking of how can I fix these thin cut pork cutlets, we wanted something different from my normal ways of cooking them, … Continue reading

Herbs and plants

Don’t be shocked because I have blogged several times this week but I guess the mood hit me to blog. I have been lamenting over the pitiful state of my one surviving basil plant from the summer that I decided it was time to buy a new plant. Look at this awful sorry state of what … Continue reading

How does your garden grow?

With silver bells and cockle shells (what the heck are those anyway) and pretty maids (last time I checked, I didn’t have a maid, I’m the maid) all in a row.  Yes that is stolen from a nursery rhyme but I had nothing else to start this post. It’s about my small but blossoming and … Continue reading

Creamy tomato basil soup

This is one of our favorite soups and up until today, we always ate it from a can. Makes me say ick now, since I made some from scratch which was so simple. I apologize in advance for not having a picture we were very hungry! Creamy tomato basil soup adapted from La Madeleine’s Tomato … Continue reading

Basil and Mozzarella Risotto

Oh I love the creamy and wonderful flavor of a risotto. This is my entry for the 3rd birthday celebration of Presto Pasta Nights. The host this week is the creator of PPN, Ruth at Once Upon a Feast. So be sure to go visit on Friday for the whole round-up and celebrate the goodness of … Continue reading

Sausage and Cici bean soup

Well here we are with  my last post for 2009. I want to thank all my visitors who have encouraged me to keep doing this blogging thing. It means so much to me knowing that people are visiting and returning for more. Please drop me a comment and let me know what you think. And … Continue reading

Mini-Caprese sandwiches

Tonight I am attending a party with a bunch of lady friends. I have been trying to figure out what kind of appetizer or hors dourves to bring that reflects my Italian heritage. So I turned one of my favorite salads into a sandwich with one of my favorite breads! I am using focaccia bread, … Continue reading

Homemade soup…

I need a name for this soup since I came up with it myself by combining the flavors and styles of a few other soups. Maybe Italian meatball soup? Maybe Tomato Basil Meatball soup? Hmmmm….let me think on it.

Insalata Caprese

Yesterday I did my normal weekly food shopping and tried to pick up some foods needed for my pantry and for this blog. I am trying hard to incorporate the recipes into our menus but that is not going to be easy. We are on a diet here, low carb, low fat, etc…so I am … Continue reading