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Chicken with Angel Hair Pasta and Pesto Genovese

I have been attempting to perfect my pesto (Genovese) this experiment has resulted in an appreciation and the beauty of this traditional pesto.  As is I am finding that it is really hard to screw pesto up.  Hell, most of the time I don’t even measure my but still I get a wonderful result every time I make it.  This is the ratio that works best for me, feel free to tinker with it. The most important thing to remember with pesto is that it is simple and delicate so you want to use quality and fresh ingredients to

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Spinach Basil Pesto Chicken and Penne

For lunch last Sunday I wanted to make something light, somewhat healthy, and use up some things I had lying around the house before they went bad. I had some chicken, I always have pasta, a little basil, spinach, garlic. What should I make I asked myself, what shall it be? Ahh, a pesto with spinach it will be, I wish I would have had a few other thing ingredients but it was wonderfully awesome and I can always try it with the other options another time. I was cleaning all morning and I really did not want to

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Macaroni pesto with two types of mushrooms

This is a throw together meal with stuff I needed to use up from past meals.  It is also a vegetarian option that I seem not to do very often so enjoy!

1 Cup of uncooked macaroni ¼ cup of pesto (thought i had a pesto recipe up, will update with pesto in a day or two) Hand full of cramini (baby bellas) and shiitake mushrooms Fresh parmesan cheese.

Cook pasta as the package directs, add salt to boiling water.

Mean while sauté mushrooms in a frying pan with a little olive oil until done.

When pasta is done,

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Lemon Chicken with Garlic Scape Pesto

This is a fun and easy meal I made with some garlic scape I pick up at the Kingsfield Farmers Market last weekend. See more about garlic scape here.

• 1 lb. chicken tenders • Tsp or two of lemon zest • 1 lemon’s juice • ¼ cup (or as desired) sun dried tomatoes • 2 or so cups of penne pasta (or favorite pasta)

For the pesto

• 10 garlic scape stalks • Hand full of fresh basil • Tsp. coarse salt • Pepper to taste • 1/3 cup pine nuts or walnuts (I left out since who I was

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