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Homemade Basil Pecan Pesto

With a warm, rich flavor, Basil Pecan Pesto is delightful on pasta, lovely on sandwiches and perfect on chicken, fish and vegetables. What a great summer sauce! There are little lessons that I learn in the garden each year. This year, my first and biggest one was to be less impatient. In my rush to …

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Homemade Strawberry Sauce

Fresh strawberries, sugar and lemon juice are all that’s needed to make a batch of this sweet strawberry sauce — perfect for spooning onto waffles, pancakes, angel food cake and more. If early summer has a flavor, it might just be strawberry. It’s the fragrant reminder of childhood treks through strawberry fields and trips to …

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Garlic Scape Basil Parsley Pesto recipe

How to Make Garlic Scape Pesto

Fresh garlic scapes, basil and parsley combine to make an herby, fragrant pesto in this easy Garlic Scape Pesto recipe. Garlic is a root. It grows underground, developing a papery exterior that covers the bulb. But above ground, garlic has many lives … and they’re edible. When garlic grows, first it sends up greens (sometimes …

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How to Roast Garlic

While raw garlic is pungent and sharp, roasted garlic sheds its harshness. Instead, it’s sweet, rich and nuanced. Here’s how to roast garlic. The same can be said of people. Given the right nurturing and knowledge, people can become so many wonderful things. As a parent, it’s my job to try to provide that nurturing …

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