Thursday, August 19, 2010


The basil is finally ready to pick!  This is one of my basil pickers-pretty cute huh? 

I made a few batches of this Pesto and froze several portions.  Even though I had 5 BIG basil plants-it only yielded enough pesto for about 4 or 5 pasta meals.  (thinking one box or 1 pound of pasta at a time).  Thinking it will be pretty tasty this winter!

Pesto (Adapted from Simply in Season)

This recipe yields about 1 cup of pesto.

1 cup packed fresh basil leaves

3 cloves garlic

1/4 cup nuts (whatever you have on hand: pine nuts, pecans, walnuts, almonds, etc. or a combination)

3-6 tbsp. parmesan cheese

1 tsp. salt

1/4-1/3 cup olive oil

Combine all ingredients in a food processor, processing small batches if needed. Adjust amount of olive oil as needed to obtain the consistency you prefer.


  1. Can we talk about how big little Livy is getting? She looks like such a little lady!

  2. Lots of time to kill these I made a couple of batches of this today. Delish!