It feel so good to actually start harvesting some of the fruits of our labor! I have a "gone wild" Lemon Basil in my flower garden Should have used pots! It is about 3 foot in diameter and at least 2 foot tall! Well it WAS, until I cut it Monday. I was able to share some with a neighbor and made yummy pesto. My son gave me the idea of freezing it in ice cube trays then put them in a baggie. This way I can make more and use it throughout the year. He said because it has olive oil you can pop one into a pan for fish or into your micro wave to use on breads or pasta! I now have 40 cubs of pesto. All that from one cutting. The recipe calls for pine nuts which I did use but they are really expensive, $6. for 1 cup. It says you can substitute walnuts but would it taste the same?
I TRIED using a blender because I don't own a food processor but ended up borrowing a friends. The blender just didn't do the job.
I got my recipe at Simply Recipes http://simpllyrecipes.com Fresh Basil Pesto
My sister Ann at Tin and Sparkle made me this cutting board. Perfect for serving bread or cheeses.
A friend gave the a set of 4 small dishes and the olive oil dispenser. I love the bright red.
When served with bread you can add a bit more olive oil and it will spread better and of course go farther!
Have a Blessed week! Debbie
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