Recipe

Basil Pesto

A friend of mine was so sweet and gave me several vegetable and herb plants (and so far none are dead!). As a thank you I wanted to make her Basil Pesto from some of the sweet basil she had given me. I love cooking with basil and I love pesto, but have never actually …

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Travels

Pistacia Vera

A friend of mine from college came to visit Columbus and after lunch we went to one of my favorite dessert places, Pistacia Vera. Now, my budget says I can only come here once in a while, but my heart and mouth say I want to live and work and eat and die here. It’s …

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Travels

Mackinac Island (aka: Fudge Island)

I went with my family for a few days to Mackinac City, Michigan and visited the island while we were there. Mackinac Island was an adorably unique place with beautifully preserved buildings and quant little shops. There were no cars, only bikes, horse drawn carriages and your own feet to get around the island. One …

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