Sweet Basilico!

Basil is one of my favorite herbs!  I grow many basil plants in my vegetable garden each summer and enjoy it until it bolts in the fall.  I enjoy adding it to quick pasta sauces, added fresh in sandwiches, snipped into salads, placed on top of a large red slice of Beef Steak tomatoes with burrata … [Read more...]

Delicious Tomato Memories Part 2

Jersey Devil (1/2 pound in weight) My favorite this year! August is the busiest time of the year for tomato packers.  My grandfather’s packing plant in Santa Clara, Gangi Brother’s Tomato Packing, would run 24/7 for weeks on end.   As a kid, it seemed that tomato packing monopolized the whole … [Read more...]

Harley Farms in Pescadero – Part 2

For the past 18 years, Harley Farms has truly been a growing successful business since Dee first purchased her six American Alpine goats and rose at 6 AM to hand milk them.  Dee still stays very close with the flow and rhythm of the farm and always reminds herself , "The goats come first."  Her … [Read more...]

Pasta with Baby Artichokes, Bacon, and Fava Beans

Pasta with Baby Artichokes, Bacon, and Fava Beans 1 lemon water 2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil 4 strips of bacon, cut into 3/4 inch pcs. 2 cloves of garlic, minced 16 baby artichokes, cleaned, tips cut off, cut in half salt 1/2 teaspoon dried chili flakes 1/2 cup white wine 1/2 cup … [Read more...]