Posts Tagged ‘basil’

Pesto

January 12, 2010 by andrea | Comments Off on Pesto | Filed in Italian, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Sauce

The first time I tasted pesto was in a small restaurant in San Francisco called Restaurante Parma. I was in my late teens-early twenties and on a vacation with my family. Always being the adventurous eater, I ordered the pesto pasta even though I didn’t really know what it was. I’d never tasted anything like it before; there was […]

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Rib-Eyes with Balsamic Onion & Tomato Salsa

April 17, 2009 by andrea | Comments Off on Rib-Eyes with Balsamic Onion & Tomato Salsa | Filed in Beef, Main Dish, Quick Cooking, Recipes

  Here’s a good, quick springtime recipe if you’re hankering for a steak. The colors and flavors of the tomato salsa are vibrant and fresh, and it adds an Italian flare to the pan-seared rib-eyes. This is an easy recipe to cut in half if you’re only cooking for two (or even one). I served the steak with […]

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Creamy Tomato Soup with Basil Coulis

March 2, 2009 by andrea | Comments Off on Creamy Tomato Soup with Basil Coulis | Filed in Quick Cooking, Recipes, Soup/Stew, Vegetable, Vegetarian

Sometimes a simple homemade soup speaks volumes. I made this one recently for a birthday luncheon for some friends. It was pretty (with its bold, bright colors) and went perfectly with paninis. The soup may sound fancy but it’s really pretty basic…just tomato soup drizzled with a basil sauce. Coulis (pronounced “coo-LEE”) is a sauce made from fruits or […]

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