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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

garlic basil pesto!!!!

I spent this morning harvesting basil from our plants that are growing growing growing!  I will give away the basil in the store, but I will have plenty to make a few batches of garlic basil pesto!  I love this for a quick toss with pasta and veggies in the summer.  I have all the ingredients at home waiting for the fresh basil!  I use this recipe I modified from!


3 cups chopped fresh basil
1 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup pine nuts
2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon chili powder


Put basil and oil into the food procesor and blend to a paste.  Add other ingredients gradually and blend until it is smooth.  I put some aside in the refridgerator and then I fill an ice tray with the rest and freeze cubes for use later!

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