A Homegrown Experience: Making Fresh Pesto

Gardening is about enjoying the smell of things growing in the soil, getting dirty without feeling guilty, and generally taking the time to soak up a little peace and serenity.  ~Lindley Karstens Last summer my family created our first-ever garden on a meager 6×8 foot plot of land. It only received partial sunlight, was contained by a crude chicken wire fence, and looked very sparse. But, we were ready to give our little patch of land some  love.  Day in and day out, my 6 year old son and I watered and tended to our project. And in the end, … [Read more...]

Introducing New Barilla Microwaveable Meals

Yesterday afternoon I had the pleasure of attending a private luncheon at Scott Conant’s gorgeous culinary suite in Soho, hosted by the celebrated pasta brand, Barilla.  We dined with Barilla’s renowned Executive Chef Lorenzo Boni, and sampled the company’s latest product innovation: Barilla Microwaveable Meals – available nationally this month! The table awaits Chef Lorenzo imparts his authentic Italian culinary wisdom The menu What's an Italian meal without proscuitto, foccacia and cheese I quickly learned that Barilla is a family-owned … [Read more...]