Tag Archives: Basil

Blue Cheese Basil Vinaigrette

I’ve had issues, in the past, making a vinaigrette I really liked. I watch friends and family toss a few things into a bowl or container and, voilà! Tasty vinaigrette. Me? Not so much. But this vinaigrette? With zingy gorgonzola … Continue reading

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Broiled Caprese

Who doesn’t like a Caprese salad? Sliced tomatoes layered with basil and Mozzarella, then drizzled with olive oil, salt, pepper, and mebbe a splash of good balsamic. Kinda like summer on a plate. Yum. Of course, where I live, it … Continue reading

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Parfait! Caprese Za!

It’s late August in North America and, even if you don’t have a big pot o’ basil on your front porch and a local family farm practically begging you to take their tomatoes off their hands; you more than likely … Continue reading

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Shaved Sprouts With Bacon and Grilled Halloumi

Yeh, I know what you’re thinking. “Sprouts!?! It’s August, man! We should be grillin’ and eatin’ meat and stuff!” And you know what? You can grill, but, while you’re doing the chicken (might I suggest Nigella’s chicken?) you can toss … Continue reading

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Let’s Make (Another) Pizza Sauce!

I have several posts offering rather good (if I do say so myself) recipes for za! dough, here, and then there’s this one, which uses beer in place of yeast, but I really haven’t ever done much about the sauce … Continue reading

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Shrimp Fra Diavolo

Here’s a zippy tomato sauce made from scratch (well, made from a good can of whole tomatoes) in under an hour. Don’t care for shrimp? No worries! Use clams, or replace seafood entirely with cooked and crumbled Italian sausage, or, … Continue reading

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Tuna and Pineapple Curry

This is one of those dishes that could be really good, or really terrible… As it turned out, it was really good, but, surprisingly, needed a bit more curry. See, I came across the basis for this recipe on a … Continue reading

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Artichoke Relish With Kalamatas and Basil

Rich brought home a couple of flank steaks and, since I haven’t ever really worked with them before, I did a little research on the web before deciding what, exactly, we’d do with them. In my search, I came across … Continue reading

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Parfait! Grilled Margherita ‘Za!

It’s been a while since I posted about grilled ‘za!, and I’ve learned a few things to make the preparing and the grilling a but easier and less likely to have Rich slide the whole shebang down through the grill … Continue reading

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Creamy Tomato Soup

Wouldn’t today be perfect for a nice, hot bowl of tomato soup? Home made tomato soup; ready in about the time it’ll take to open a red and white can and stir in the milk. As a matter of fact, … Continue reading

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