The Chef Mavens Homemade Pesto Focaccia Bread Recipe

I have continued with baking up a storm in hopes to match the storm outside my windows in New York. I decided to take my pizza dough recipe and turn it into a wonderful pesto foccacia bread with a few shallots baked on top along with a few sprinkles of crushed red pepper to spice it up just a bit. There are many variations of course that you can create the right focaccia just for you and some of those suggestions are listed below. To make this delectable side bread, it's easier that saying pizza pie! Read the rest of this entry »

Going Green on Earth Day and Beyond

I will rethink how I can limit my own carbon foot imprint on our one planet earth even more. I am a believer and user of freecycle.org, slow food practices and take the vow now to go homemade and homegrown food more than ever in any way I can, from shopping at my local farmers market, to being more aware of how my processed food maybe affecting my own health. On this Earth Day, review what is in your food cabinets, pantry and refrigerator. Take even one item out and read its ingredients - can you pronounce easily every ingredient on that list? Can your child? Make your own vow today to change how you eat and what you select to bring into your home. Read the rest of this entry »
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