Pinzimonio: Play with your food!

Play with your food! Leave it to the Italians to turn produce into whimsical fun.  Pinzimonio is a raw vegetable antipasto that can be as simple or as complicated as you’d like to make it.  In this version, long skinny vegetables are bundled, ready for dipping in olive oil seasoned Continue Reading

Fromage Forte (“Strong Cheese”)

What a terrific, flavorful way to use leftover cheese.  Cheerfully inform your guests that they are eating leftovers.  They will pretend to be offended… and then reach for thirds. Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 5 minutes Serves 6-8 INGREDIENTS 5 pieces of bread, cut into appetizer-size pieces.  Hearty crackers Continue Reading

Dandelion Pesto

Photo and Recipe by Tod Dimmick For visitors to the department of Keep An Open Mind, dandelions offer tremendous flavor.  Harvest them from places where no pesticides have been used (so beware of the lawn, as healthy as those specimens might look).  Dandelions in the vegetable garden?  Perfect.  The best Continue Reading