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the winter blues… turned vibrant green!

To move the focus off of this last [hopefully] winter storm that is upon us, I decided that something light, summery and refreshing was perfect for dinner…
After a quick dash to the market; fresh basil and pignoli nuts made their way into my bag, along with some cozy snow time treats.
Once home, I plucked the basil leaves from their stems, gave them a quick rinse under the tap and set everything aside to dry off a bit.
While the fragrant basil leaves were drying, into a food processor went some pecorino to get pulsed up until grated.
To bring everything together and make an amazing pesto, into my food processor went the basil leaves. Everything was pulsed up, along with a quite a few cloves of smashed garlic, the pignoli nuts [that I toasted lightly], some of the freshly grated pecorino, salt and pepper.
While pulsing everything, a steady drizzle of high quality olive oil really pulled [literally] everything together!
The vibrant green pesto was lovingly tossed with delicate tagliatelle and an extra sprinkle of the grated pecorino…
Each mouthful transported me from the cold and windy nonsense going on outside, to what summer has to offer us in the not so distant months to come!

at a low simmer…
-R

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slowly getting back into gear…

After an absolutely exhausting week following the storm, tonight I’m finally cooking up a real meal! Luckily, since we have a generator, I was able to move one whole refrigerator and freezer worth of food to my backup in the basement when we lost power last week.
So for our first Sunday dinner since the storm hit, we are having filet mignon across a dressed up radicchio salad. Yes it might seem minimal, but this past week, and weekend has been extremely tiring… I could only muster up the strength to prepare a light dish. As I always say though, simple can always be delicious!
Served with a beautiful, crisp Sauvignon Blanc and we were in business. Hopefully I will be able to get to the market and do a serious run there and pick up fresh veggies, herbs, etc this coming week! For now I hope you still are inspired by and enjoy what you see…

at a low simmer…
-R

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