Saturday, September 23, 2006

Classic Basil Pesto

This is the time of year when The Mister cleans up the backyard garden and I'm bombarded with sweet smelling herbs placed on the kitchen counter.

Here's something I do with the basil he grows for me.
Pesto freezes beautifully, and this bowl of basil yielded me 3 packets of pesto for later.

You'll need:
* 2 cups fresh basil leaves, packed
* 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
* 1/2 cup Olive oil
* 3 tablespoons pine nuts or walnuts
* 3 garlic cloves, finely minced

Wash the basil and take the leaves off the stems.

Stuff all the ingredients into your little chopper.

Work the chopper on pulse speed until it's pureed.

Store in sandwich bags...

Seal in sandwich bags, and store in the freezer for later use.

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