I had a little mascarpone cheese left after making the Rice & Asparagus Gratin the other day. It wasn’t enough for another gratin but it was just right for a pair of mini pizzas.
Plus it allowed me to use the last of a jar of Italian artichoke hearts I had used in a salad earlier.
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I often make dinners with a theme. When cooking for two it cuts down on waste if ingredients can be shared.
When I made the Zucchini Caprese Boats I knew I would have leftover Pesto Rosso Sauce.
Well, at least I would have leftover tomato sauce….. Whether I’m taking it out of my own freezer or off the shelf at … Continue reading.....
This time of year, with the garden starting to produce with abandon, I am not so conservative with my vegetables.
You’ll note that I discard the chard trimmings rather than using them or cautioning you to save them.
I do the same with zucchini…. I don’t worry if I only use the 10 best slices.
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Pesto Rosso, part II
This is what started it all – my quest to perfect Pesto Rosso, that is.
Well, except that it was a mini-pizza we had for a starter.
After I made the second batch I decided a proper Pizza Pesto Rosso was in order.
In the past I’ve tried Mozzarella di Bufala on pizza and it … Continue reading.....
I decided it’s Pesto Rosso Week.
I made another batch with a few modifications…. I added a tbs of tomato paste, a little more basil, a little less olive oil, a few more olives and only used 1 clove of garlic.
It was good.
I particularly liked less garlic…. This batch was less ‘sharp’.
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I have a confession to make….
All the times I have raved about Pesto Rosso, and we love Pesto Rosso, it’s been a store-bought Pesto Rosso.
Barilla to be exact.
When I did the Pesto Rosso Pizza one of my readers asked if I could post the recipe for the Pesto Rosso.
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This hardly qualifies as a recipe.
Actually, it doesn’t qualify as a recipe.
I put the
blame credit for this simple dish directly on the shoulders of mon mari.
Friday was his birthday.
Yes, that;s right, his birthday was on Fish Hell Night.
I let him choose – it being his special day and all…..
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I did a post about simple food last week.
This is a delicious example of simple.
I ran out of creative ideas for summer squash….. I had a bit of pesto rosso left in the fridge.
There you have it.
For those who don’t know, pesto rosso, or red pesto, has tomato added.
Zucchini Fettuccini with Pesto Rosso
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