Thursday, October 1, 2009


My first experience with growing my own basil was a success! Since the weather is starting to change and temperatures are beginning to drop, I plan on bringing it indoors so I can make pesto year 'round. Man, I love pesto. I think I could eat it with a spoon. Scratch that, I know I could eat with a spoon. I have. Some people say that it's not pesto without pine nuts but I never have any pine nuts around. I do have basil, parmesan and olive oil, though, and that's enough to make a yummy and simple pesto.


1 cup basil leaves
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup pine nuts, if you have any, and I never do
1 clove garlic, if you have any, and sometimes I do

Put everything in a blender--minus the oil. Mix everything together while drizzling the oil into the blender. And that's it!

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  1. I love pesto too! I save any leftovers by freezing them in ice trays and then putting them in zip lock freezer bags to use through the winter.

  2. Now I'm in the mood for pesto and ravioli! Ever tried using spinach instead of basil?

  3. I used to hate pesto, but over the years, it grew on me. Now I want to eat...LOL

  4. Pesto is one of my all time faves. And I do LOVE it with pine nuts so I always make the trip to the store.

  5. Okay, I may sound stupid here, but I've never had pesto and have no idea what you'd use it for.

  6. Thank you Thank you for this recipe! My daughter is allergic to nuts and I keep meaning to find a recipe without the pine nuts and here it is! Can't wait to try it and I'm afraid I will also eat it in with a mouse and in a house!

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