Spring Nettle Pesto with Roasted Yams

March 8, 2013

It’s safe to say it’s just about Spring time here in the west. The birds are singing their songs, the days are stretching out before us with natural ease, and everything seems to be waking up from a long deep sleep. Everything seems (just a little) lighter, and anything that doesn’t feel light suddenly feels, well, heavy and burdensome. So … Read More

ShiraSpring Nettle Pesto with Roasted Yams

Chickpea & Pesto Radicchio Wraps

February 13, 2013

Love. What a wonderful word. When I was growing up, my mom used to tell me her only care was to bring up children that would love. A lovely goal. In the end I can say I think she did okay, and I can honestly say that above all, I believe that love is undoubtedly the one thing this world … Read More

ShiraChickpea & Pesto Radicchio Wraps

Recipe: Broccoli & Lemon Zest Pesto

November 8, 2012

Life really is a funny thing. As we move forward (which we inevitably have to), it is certainly impossible to know what might inspire us from day-to-day, week to week, and so on. It could be a conversation over lunch, or a person you haven’t seen for years that suddenly pops into your life. It could be a season, or … Read More

ShiraRecipe: Broccoli & Lemon Zest Pesto

Recipe: Killer Kale Pesto

March 7, 2012

The sun came out yesterday, and it seems, decided to stay for a while (the forecast is clear for at least another day). Insert multiple smiley face emoticons here!! Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow. – Helen Keller It’s safe to say it’s been a (very) welcome change and the views of the twinkling … Read More

ShiraRecipe: Killer Kale Pesto