Category Herbs

Goat Cheese and Caramelized Onion Tart

I love watching Ina Garten, a.k.a. the Barefoot Contessa, live on Foodnetwork TV.  She makes everything look so easy to do at home.  I have made lots of her recipes from lots of her books, and I must admit that every one has come out successfully. The appetizer that I am making today is based […]

Tomato Couscous Salad with Fresh Herbs

A sunny autumn day. Beautiful ripe tomatoes available in all colours and sizes. Fresh herbs also.  This is a visually awesome salad to prepare and serve.  The recipe is from Plenty, Yotam Ottolenghi’s vegetarian cookbook.  I have posted recipes from his cookbook, Jerusalem, in the past and I just adore each and every recipe I’ve tried so […]

Pesto Control

I returned home from a two week vacation.  It had rained a lot while I was gone and I knew that my garden beds and grass would be overrun with weeds.  My herb plants looked healthy but overgrown.  My lemon balm was overtaking its corner of the garden bed.  My poor chive plants were unfortunately […]