Thursday, September 29, 2016


This year I had an abundance of basil - I dried some, froze some, ate a lot on salads and pastas and kept some in a vase by the kitchen sink just for the fragrance!

Today I made a little batch of pesto:

It's perfect on crusty french bread, mixed with a little mayo on a sandwich, tossed on baked tomatoes or even mixed into salad dressing!

I really don't use a recipe but this is close to what I do:
4 cups basil leaves
2/3 cups of pine nuts (can also mix in some walnuts)
2/3 cups asiago-reggiano cheese (or parmesan)
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil (I use Tuscan or Garlic flavored)
1-2 t lemon juice (add a bit more if its dry)
Roasted garlic pepper and Kosher flake salt

Toss it all into a food processor til all mixed.  I refrigerate some, freeze some and eat some right away!!

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Patti @ Pandoras Box
Patti @ Pandoras Box

I live in central NY and I am a retired family and consumer science teacher. I enjoy all types of crafting, decorating and cooking

1 comment:

  1. Oh yum! I could eat pesto on just about everything! Have a great weekend, Patti!