Sunday, September 30, 2012


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Italians love their Basil!  Every summer I grow a big pot in my garden.  It is so easy to grow.  The smell is nothing like you have every smelled before..........

Basil grows rapidly.  Before you know it, you have so much Basil and you don't know what to do with it.  That is your clue that it is time to make Pesto!

The ingredients for Pesto are:

2 cups Basil leaves
1/4 cup pine nuts
Dash kosher salt
Dash pepper
2/3 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 cloves garlic
3/4 cup Parmesan cheese

Put the Basil, pine nuts, salt, pepper, and garlic in a food processor.

Turn the food processor on low.  Slowly pour the olive oil in.

When you are finished, remove the mixture from the food processor.  Add the Parmesan cheese.

Pesto is great on fresh bread, pasta, and gnocchi.  Mangia!

1 comment:

  1. So a great way to keep pesto fresh for ages is to make sure that you pour a generous layer of olive oil on the top of the pesto after each use. This helps the basil from oxidizing and turning bitter. I've kept pesto fresh for almost a month this way! LOVE me the Pesto!! And so does Lil Man!


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