Spicing Up Lunch


When you think ‘pesto’, you probably think the basil variety, right?  Well, ‘pesto’ is the Italian word for ‘paste’, and soft green herbs lend themselves well to pesto.  Try making a nice cilantro pesto.  There are several variations available on this particular pesto, but cilantro, salt and olive oil are a given.  Almonds are a… [Continue Reading]

Cream Cheese Sandwich Spreads


This isn’t a new idea.  Consumers of bagels had this idea long ago.  Put cream cheese on a sandwich!  I adopted the idea while in college in Cleveland and have never looked back.  Cream cheese is a wonderful replacement for aged cheese on any sandwich that includes deli meat.  It’s a less expensive food item,… [Continue Reading]

Sandwich Spread


Several years ago, my Aunt Sylvia gave me a jar of the most interesting sandwich spread.  It was different and really, really tasty.  I asked for the recipe, and was surprised to see green tomatoes as one of the core ingredients.  I’m always on the lookout for ways to use excess produce, and green tomatoes… [Continue Reading]