In a bid to get children to eat healthier, ‘The Cook At Home Dad’ shares tips and recipes he creates for and with his kids.
Nothing says summer to me more than a rich, fragrant, and tangy pesto sauce made from the basil I grow in my herb garden. The fresh bouquet of the basil in concert with the deep nuttiness of the pine nuts and sharpness of the Parmesan cheese creates a perfectly balanced and versatile sauce.
I learned a wonderful tip when living in New England: when you harvest the last of your basil for the season, make a huge batch of pesto and store it in ice cube trays in your freezer. In the middle of the harsh cold winters, I would pull out the cubes for omelettes, sandwiches, sauces, soups, or even just to dip my bread in. It was like a wonderful reminder of summer that helped get through the many blizzards we had in the past several years.
Have you ever wondered where that cooking show is – you know, the one that shows real life – the phone ringing, the doorbell ringing, the dog barking, the kids running about here and there? I filmed this demonstration with my girls a couple of years ago when I first started my blog and when I watch it, it makes me think of “that” cooking show. It took getting my kids in the kitchen with me to make this sauce for them to try and (eventually) appreciate how wonderful pesto is. The recipe for my pesto sauce is within this demonstration (link below).
We’ve resumed filming for “Heart of the Home” here on the Good Men Project and these short demos will showcase our recipes and tips in the weeks to come. Hopefully, the girls have outgrown their affinity for ending the segments the way they did this one (and the next four demonstrations we did) in order to get a laugh. “Until we cook again!”
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