It's a weird weather we're having! It's supposed to be summer - time to don shorts and cotton tops, but instead, the past few days, I had to bring a jacket to work as it was raining, at times, quite hard. The plants in our small garden at home are nevertheless happy and flowers are abloom, especially the bougainvillea. What a lovely sight it gives me each morning as I go out upon waking.
Saturday, March 31, 2012
|Creamy chicken spaghetti (Dec. 24, 2011)|
|Penne with spicy meat sauce|
(March 25, 2012)
I've long planned to try making pesto but was never able to do it. Pesto is on top on my list of pasta favorites and it's quite ironic that I've never gotten around to actually making it. Over the years, I've tried many pasta recipes and modesty aside, my friends and kids loved most of them. Yesterday, my daughter beat me to making pesto. And was I impressed! She made not just good pesto, it was a near-perfect pesto! The basil leaves' flavor was not too intense, but worked to a nice balance of taste with the nuts and other spices. My daughter might as well give some restaurants a run for their money with her pesto! One pizza-pasta restaurant that, for me, serves good pesto is a Veneto Pizzeria Ristorante, which has a branch a stone's throw away from our office in QC. And my daughter's version of pesto comes close to what it serves. Attagirl!
Friday, March 30, 2012
|My daughter holding Odie, "The Snob"|