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Basil Pesto

September 2007
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also see photos of more basil pesto and mint pesto

Every late August and September, one of our local vegetable stores sells huge bunches of basil. This year each bunch cost $1.50. There are one and a half bunches in the vase (the other half bunch is hanging to dry.)

basil (Sept 2007)

basil (Sept 2007)

Mixed with olive oil, garlic, pepper and a little seasalt, it reduces dramatically in the food processor.

basil pesto (Sept 2007)

I put the pesto into icecube trays. Note that there is no cheese or nuts in the freezer portions. We add those when we use the pesto to make the finished dish. (Take a look at an pasta tossed in basil pesto with whole toasted pinenuts.)

basil pesto (Sept 2007)

The trays are double-bagged, with as much air sucked out as possible, and put in the freezer.

basil pesto (Sept 2007)

to recipes from OUR kitchen - basil pesto
to blog from OUR kitchen - it's basil pesto time again
to blog from OUR kitchen - basil pesto with whole pine nuts
to blog from OUR kitchen - grilled shrimps and basil pesto with whole pecans (PPN #177)







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