Bolognese Sauce

PRINT Author: Jody Kirkley This is a family favorite and an easy-to-do one-pot sauce. Alway serve with a high-quality parmesan cheese, freshly grated of course. Serves: 4 INGREDIENTS 1 pound, Bel Campo sausage 1/2 cup, milk 1/4 cup, il Fustino tuscan Blend EVOO 1 medium, onion – diced fine 4 carrots – peeled and diced…

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Basil Pesto

PRINT Serves: 4 INGREDIENTS 2 cups, packed, fresh basil leaves – stems removed 4 cloves, garlic – peeled 1/2 cup, pine nuts – toasted 2/3 cup, il Fustino Arbequina EVOO – divided salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste 1/2 cup, Pecorino cheese – freshly ground METHOD Toast pine nuts in frying pan until golden…

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Bake Tomatoes with Pesto

PRINT Serves: 6 INGREDIENTS 6 medium, tomatoes – ripe and firm salt and freshly ground pepper to taste 6 tablespoons, pesto METHOD Preheat oven to 425 degrees Oil a baking dish that will snugly accommodate the tomatoes Core the tomatoes, shave small amount off bottom to level tomatoes on baking surface Season inside of tomatoes…

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Baked Eggplant with Eggs

PRINT Author: Perusing Waverly with modifications by Jody Kirkley This is the ultimate comfort food — not elaborate, but carefully prepared and perhaps reminiscent of a simple dish from childhood. It makes a satisfying one-dish dinner. Serve with a light green salad. Serves: 4 INGREDIENTS 4 tablespoons, il Fustino Organic Tuscan Blend EVOO 1 medium,…

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Baked Asparagus

PRINT Serves: 4 INGREDIENTS 1 pound, asparagus – washed and trimmed 3 garlic cloves – finely chopped 3 tablespoons, il Fustino extra virgin olive oil 3 tablespoons, water METHOD Preheat the oven to 350 degrees In a ceramic baking dish, place asparagus. Pour olive oil over. Sprinkle with chopped garlic, salt and pepper Toss asparagus…

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Bagna Cauda

PRINT Author: Jody Kirkley Literally translated from Piedmontese dialect, means “warm sauce”. Bagna cauda must be placed on warmers, as it must simmer constantly. Think of it as “Italian Fondue”. Serves: 4 INGREDIENTS 4 cloves, garlic – crushed 1 1/2 ounces, butter – melted 4 ounces, salted anchovies freshly ground black pepper 1 cup, extra…

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