Pesto Success!


I just wanted to give a quick update about my previous post’s lamentations. On Tuesday, I was able to find the pesto ingredients at one store, the first one I tried. I felt vindicated right there, even before I started the process. At dinner time, we put on the water to boil and I started the process. I cut the leaves from the plant, washed and let them dry. I peeled a few cloves of garlic and measured (yes I measured!) out the parmesan, pine nuts and olive oil. I grabbed the mortar and pestle and began to crush some garlic, basil, nuts and oil. I added in some sea salt and the cheese. I kept adding more until I used up all the ingredients. I ended up asking my son and my husband to help me crush the pesto. We finally had a nice sauce, sorry no pictures though, and the farfalle was ready. I also cooked some Italian sausage and made a nice big tossed salad. I had never had such good pesto as fresh homemade! I just wish I could keep a basil plant alive long enough for the new leaves to grow back again and give me enough for the next batch.

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7 thoughts on “Pesto Success!

  1. I have a lot of success growing basil in the summer, and I am a terrible gardener. You can make up your own pesto and freeze it… not as good as fresh… but my family loves it. And the plants smell great outside. :)

  2. Hi Michelle! Found you through the mommy blogs. When I was growing up I had Italian friends and going to their houses meant incredible food! Miss that!

    Wanted to say hi, then noticed your Facebook widget on the side mentioning the Steelers…oh no, Packer fan here, see you at the Superbowl! ;)

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