type='text/javascript'/> A Latte Talk: Pesto

Tuesday, July 29, 2008


OK, so I was GOING to call Dawn, Jenna, et al. when I needed someone to split the pine nuts with, but I was too lazy. Blogging about it was so much easier! And, who to my wondering eyes did appear to split my pine nuts? Yes, that would be Auntie Dawn and neighborly Jenna.

I really should use my phone more often.

OK, so pesto:

This is my winter/don't have any basil/pine nuts/etc pesto:

I've gotten it at Super Target.

Or, if you want the really good stuff, here's the recipe:

Fresh Basil Pesto Recipe

2 cups fresh basil leaves, packed
3 medium sized garlic cloves
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan-Reggiano or Romano cheese
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/3 cup pine nuts (Lance, you can use walnuts instead!)
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

I put the basil and garlic in the food processor and whiz it up until it's all very finely chopped, and then add the oil.

Then I add the cheese, pine nuts, and s/p. Whiz some more until it looks like the "right" consistency.

Serve over pasta. And this makes a lot, probably 2 meals worth.

The BEST thing is to combine fresh summer tomatoes, penne pasta, spinach, and pesto.

THAT says summer to me.

AND... We'll do Foody Friday this week! Yippee!!

So, theme... theme... hmm... how about the BEST thing you've made in the last 3 weeks.

Mine to share actually contains homemade pesto. It's a cowinky-dink.

Still working on the actual real post with a point.

What was I saying?

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

Thanks for posting! I can't wait to give it a try...I'm sure Ben will be ecstatic!