Sunday, August 2, 2009

Perfect Pesto Party



Today at the Montavilla Farmer's Market I bought nine big bunches of basil. It's amazing how much that amount of basil shrinks when made into pesto!

I made about ten cups of pesto and froze it in one cup portions. I used the recipe from Nourishing Traditions which has always worked well for me.


2 cups of packed basil leaves
1/4 cup toasted pine nuts (I don't bother toasting mine)
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
2 - 4 garlic cloves
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/4 - 1/2 cup olive oil

Pulse the basil leaves in a food processor, then add the rest of the dry ingredients. Add olive oil until it becomes a thick paste.

I am looking forward to eating local pesto in December!!!
(Unfortunately no pictures of the pesto, camera went missing)

Have a happy evening!
~Emily

4 comments:

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Emily said...

Thanks! Feel free to follow us :)

Steve and Anna said...

Hi Emily! I have your blog in my google reader and have been following it and just clicked on the actual blog today to find your great links! Thanks for them. We are pursuing many of the same things and it is always fun to see your posts! We hope you and P. are well! with love - Anna

Emily said...

So good to hear from you Anna! We still need to me that little munchkin of yours :)

I hope life is going fantastic for you as well. Tell Steve "hi" and let's get together sometime in the near future!
~Emily

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