Month: August 2014

A Pesto Twist

With summer in full swing tomatoes are at their peak. Here is a twist on traditional pesto, adding tomatoes and almonds. INGREDIENTS: 10 ripe Roma tomatoes ½ cup blanched and toasted almonds 3 crushed garlic cloves 1 cup torn basil leaves 4 tablespoons olive oil ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese salt and pepper COOKING INSTRUCTIONS …

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Early Harvest

With the hot weather continuing the grape harvest for 2014 has begun. The first grapes on the North Coast were picked this week for sparkling wine. The general prediction is maturation is 10 days to two weeks earlier than normal, so by this time next month we should be in full swing. Indications are the …

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