Fresh Basil Pesto Recipe

Ingredients: 2 cups fresh basil 3 large cloves garlic 1/2 cup pine nuts 3/4 cup grating cheese 2/3 cup olive oil Directions: With processor combine basil and garlic, blending to fine paste. Add nuts and cheese and process until smooth. With machine running, pour olive oil through feed tube in slow, steady stream and mix until smooth and creamy. If …

Cool and Creamy Cucumber Salad Recipe

Ingredients: 2 medium cucumbers, peeled and thinly sliced into rounds 1/2 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste 2 1/2 tablespoons cider vinegar, divided 1 teaspoon granulated sugar, divided 8 oz sour cream 1 shallot, minced 1/2 teaspoon celery seed 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives 1/4 cup chopped fresh dill Freshly ground black pepper Directions: Place the cucumber rounds into a …

Basil-Tomato Tart Recipe

Ingredients: 1/2 of a 15 oz pkg folded refrigerated unbaked pie crust 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese 5 Roma or 4 medium tomatoes 1 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves 4 cloves garlic 1/2 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1/8 tsp. ground white pepper Fresh basil leaves (optional) Directions: Unfold pie crust according to …

Mobile App Reflection: Relationships

That’s what it’s all about in the end, relationships. Who you know, how much you like each other, how well they are connected, how long you’ve been doing business, you get the point. This seemingly universal pattern stands true for the chefs that we interviewed today. However, the types of relationships each restaurant manager focused on seemed to drive the …

Logical Thinking

Today, we began our formal training in app development. Many of us in the group have experience in computer programming, but the range of this experience varied greatly from individual to individual. As we progressed into more in depth material, it was easy to distinguish which members of the group had the strongest computer programming capabilities. Personally, I was in …

Forming a Community

The formation of a community is not only beneficial for social reasons, but also for academic purposes. The reasoning being that social interactions increase the spread of knowledge and stimulate thought-provoking conversations. This concept has become very evident after this weeks many interactions with business owners in the local Davidson area, along with our teams brainstorming/debriefing sessions at the end …

Sowing Your Seed

Botany has never been an interest of mine. In fact, outside of my limited study of ferns and flowers in my high school biology class, I have very little experience working with plants. One of the drawbacks of having a more analytically orientated mind is that, sometimes, I miss seeing the beauty that can be found in the natural world …

Eating Sustainably: A Challenge or Choice?

Many consumers face the challenge of balancing nutrition and cost. Often times the certified organic, fresh, or local foods cost significantly more than the efficiently produced, low costing alternatives. In an ideal world, efficiency would not be a substitute for quality, but this is not the case in the food industry. Quality is not simply defined in terms of taste, …

Generating Ideas for Mobile App

We spent the whole day at the farms of a local non-profit organization that aims to provide low-priced organic food for the community members that might not be able to get access to fresh vegetables. Most of the time I was weeding, which is a very tiresome work. Luckily the weather in the morning is cool and cloudy. I also …

Mobile App Musing

The first day of the immerse session was tiring yet rewarding. We worked at the Davidson College Farm before noon and then interviewed the owner of Harvest Moon Grille, a restaurant that uses only local food sources. I helped weed a field and then over a field with newspaper and hay to prevent pests and weeds. Both works, especially the …