Friday, January 21, 2011


I thought that I had posted this back in the summer but it seems to have never made it up here.  I know that we are so far removed from basil weather it isn't funny, it's only 13 degrees today!  Anyway in case you have a crop of basil that grew indoors or if you are in a warmer climate here is an easy recipe for Pesto.

Remove your basil leaves from the stem and wash.  I enlisted Molly to do this for me.  You need 2 cups of leaves.

1/4 C. Walnuts, 3 cloves of garlic, 1/4 tsp. salt   blend until a paste in a food processor.

Add your basil leaves and 1/2 C. grated Parmesan or Romano cheese to the food processor. 

Pour in 1/2 C. of olive oil, continue to pulse until everything is well mixed.  
Delicious pesto perfect for adding to spaghetti sauces, pizza, or just by itself.


  1. Great idea to use walnuts instead of pine nuts! I love your blog name!

  2. Thank you :) I love the idea of pine nuts but at $21 for a small plastic shell that is just too much.


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