My daughter wanted to learn how to make pesto. She said she had a craving and she was taking over dinner tonight. Assisted I assure you, but still her idea. I agreed and off we went to the garden. I have a small potted herb garden that is almost barren from all of the picking but it sure makes it easy when you need just that little something to perk up your dish. Herbs are so easy to take care and best of all you get to eat them after tending to them. We grabbed a hefty portion of basil and headed in. One thing we love in our homemade pesto is walnuts in place of pine nuts. I love the richness it brings with a subtle nutty flavor the pine nuts don’t seem to bring to the sauce. So tonight we are making a chicken pesto and rotini pasta with fresh cherry tomatoes and mushrooms. But first we have to make the Pesto. Creamy and rich with the luscious texture of the olive oil and Parmesan cheese. I can’t wait!
Homemade Pesto w/ Walnuts
07 Wednesday Aug 2013
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