by - August 24, 2009

I should have snapped a picture of the basil in my garden because it had grown into such a large healthy clump! The past couple days I've been meaning to harvest it before it tried to flower, and this morning Scooby and I went out in search of pine nuts, which we finally found at Fresh Market.

I made my pesto with a colander full of fresh basil, three large cloves of garlic, about one-fourth a cup of olive oil, parmesean cheese, and pine nuts, a pinch of salt and pepper. I didn't measure anything, but just tasted as I went. I pulsed it in the mini-food processor and then used the mortar and pestle for a little extra smoothing and a nice photo op.

For lunch, I cooked some Sundried Tomato & Gorgonzola Rravioli by Nuovo which I purchased from Whole Foods. I topped it with the pesto and a fresh tomato from the garden. It was delicious!

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  1. Yummy, yummy. I'm ready for some!

  2. YUM! I was so sad that something got our basil this year...just ate it all down to the stalks!

  3. if i were in charge of the basil, i'd offer it all to you as we have two ginormous plants of it. as it stands, eric is the fresh basil & pesto lover. he'd be sad. i suspect he'll like your post, though!

  4. Sharon, let your hubby enjoy his basil. Thanks for the thought.



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