Thanks to writer/editor/photographer Lisa Waterman Gray for sharing a guest blog post and recipe this week. Lisa blogs at http://cookeatsavor.blogspot.com (she's been on hiatus since April and will re-start in the near future).
Despite recent 30-something nighttime temperatures, there was enough basil in my garden this morning to create a 1/2 recipe of our favorite sauce. Pour it on pasta, or spread some on pizza crust, and add protein and/or vegetables, if you like. Pesto is wonderful stuff!
With the morning time crunch, eating a hot breakfast can be a challenge to squeeze in. But it gets easier with the slowcooker. Thanks to JoAnne for writing to me and asking about a steel cut oats recipe for the crockpot. She reminded me of this wonderful breakfast dish, perfect for the season's cooler temps.
This week we welcome a guest to QQM: Kelly McCumber Freihofer of Mexico, New York. Wife, mother of two daughters (one grown and one nearly grown), writer, farmer, and cook, she has written a weekly cooking column for their local paper for over five years, sharing the happenings from kitchen, family, and farm. She has also co-written a monthly cooking column for the nearby city paper, for nearly four years, with her sister Cindy Jones.