How to Make Pesto like an Italian Grandmother

If you’ve ever tasted pesto in Italy you know that the pesto here in the United States just isn’t the same. I received a lesson in how to make pesto from a real Italian grandmother last week and now I understand the difference and what makes it so. My friend Francesca makes the trip from … Continue reading How to Make Pesto like an Italian Grandmother

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Fruit Salad with Thai Herbs

We’re ramping up to peak summer fruit season, aka fruit salad season, here in San Francisco. I stocked up at the weekend market, and had a bonus windfall thanks to this thoughtful lady. It is fruit madness in the refrigerator. I’m looking at tiny black raspberries, the sweetest blueberries, cherries, peaches, nectarines, strawberries, and pluots. … Continue reading Fruit Salad with Thai Herbs

The Perfect Healthy Granola (Low Oil & Naturally Sweetened)

There are a few different granola camps. This one falls squarely in the great, everyday, healthy granola category. Instead of the cookies masquerading as granola camp. It is my new favorite thing, and I’ve had it on my counter for weeks now. Give it a go! Midnight black and deeply chocolate-flavored with dark black cocoa … Continue reading The Perfect Healthy Granola (Low Oil & Naturally Sweetened)