Garden to Kitchen: Caprese Three Ways

Tomatoes are bursting in the gardens right now, and one of my favorite ways to enjoy them is in a Caprese Salad. Caprese (from the Isle of Capri in Italy) is the classic combination of tomatoes, mozzarella and basil — all fresh.

Garden to Kitchen: Caramelized Onion Dip

March is the worst food month of the year. Nothing has been growing locally for at least three months, and the prospect of anything even remotely fresh is long gone.

Garden to Kitchen: Parmesan Oven Fries

This fall I gave my son his first cookbook, and this was one of the first recipes he chose to make — and we’re so glad he did. These crunchy oven fries are simple, healthy, and so delicious that they make you forget you ever ate fries prepared any other way.

Garden to Kitchen: Lemon Pesto Pasta

Basil is my favorite herb, and this dish is one of my all-time favorite uses of it. We’ve served this to just about everyone who has ever eaten at our house, and I’ve yet to meet anyone who doesn’t love it.