Pesto Yes or No ?

Pine nuts, garlic, freshly grated Parmesan, olive oil and a couple of cups of basil leaves whirled in the food processor. To me it tasted like summer.

The Harvie farm box arrived on the front porch today. When I unpacked it, it was the fragrant basil that motivated me to think of pesto.

Pesto- yes or no?

Pesto tossed on spaghetti.
Bottom right corner. Fresh basil

C is for Chocolate Covered Cherry

My friend brought a fancy box of chocolates when she came to dinner Saturday night. And they are delicious. The Betsy Ann Chocolates business is close to her home. Lucky us!

One of the pieces was a chocolate covered cherry (with the “c” on top) just as she advised me. I like to eat a chocolate covered cherry on occasion.

Do you?

Chocolate Covered cherries. Yes or no?

Savory Spinach Hand Pies

Hand pie– can be sweet or savory. You can hold them in your hand to eat them.

Here’s a recipe to make them .

That’s Parmesan cheese on the top of the crust. I heated them in the oven at 350 using my cast iron skillet.

Savory Spinach Hand Pies made by *

“* 350° Bakery is a small batch bakery in Pittsburgh’s southside. 350° specializes in classic scratch-made treats that take you back to childhood- flaky pies, beautiful layer cakes, fudgy brownies, sticky buns, cookie sandwiches- we’ve perfected all your favorites. We understand the importance of quality, so we start all of our baked goods with the best ingredients. We use local cage-free eggs as well as fruits and vegetables from local farms. Dairy products are local and free of hormones, and our dry ingredients are carefully sourced from local distributors. Our baked goods are made with integrity and it comes through with every bite.From the Harvie Farms Website

Blessings of the Baskets Easter 2017 Zagreb

It’s a custom in many countries to bring a basket of food to the church to be blessed. Here’s an article about the tradition.

photos of Zagreb Croatia from Easter 2017

Bringing a basket of food to be blessed
Poppy Seed or nut roll on Easter at the Palace Hotel
At the Market

Waiting for President to emerge from Mass

Asparagus Yes or No?

A sure sign of Spring

When I was visiting family in Berlin, we went around the corner to Kiez Eis . It was there I tasted Spargel Eis in but I did not order a whole ice cream cone of that flavor. We visited the Spargel Capital in Germany where mounds of earth covered the stalks so the asparagus was white instead of green.

And wondering why urine smells after you eat asparagus? This article from the Cleveland Clinic explains it.