|The finished product. ready for the freezer.|
The garden 2011..planted with seeds.
The basil I pulled to thin the patch.
I sowed the seeds I gathered from the basil last year. They all came up. I pulled a bucket full of basil, just enough to thin them out, and thought how nice it would be to make Pesto.
I picked the leaves, washed them, used the blender and added garlic, walnuts, salt, pepper and olive oil. I will add the parmesan cheese when I use the cubes I froze as cheese does not freeze well.
An hour and a half later I wound up with six cubes to freeze. I think that is about half of the jar in the photo. I don't have the mess cleaned up yet!
It better be extra good! or I just have too much time on my hands!
Classic, simple basil pesto recipe with fresh basil leaves (2 cups packed), pine nuts (1/3 cup) or walnuts, garlic (2 cloves), Romano or Parmesan cheese (1/3 cup), extra virgin olive oil (1/3-1/2 cup), and salt and pepper.