Saturday, August 8, 2015

my child eats basil like it's candy

Basil plants are flourishing which is a sure sign that we are deep into summer.  I love love pesto and I think I've passed that gene onto Everdeen.  In fact, every time we pass the basil plants she stoops down and without even using her hands takes a bite out of a basil leaf and loudly says, "Mmmmmm!" haha :) 
In honor of summer and in honor of my three year old liking basil like it's some amazing type of candy that grows in the ground, here is my favorite pesto recipe. It truly only takes minutes to whip up and we usually eat off of it all week.  I really want to make up several batches to freeze so we can taste summer all winter long. 
Ingredients:
1/2 cup Pine Nuts
1 tsp coarse salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 Tbsp minced garlic
4 cups loosely packed basil leaves
4 oz Asiago Cheese
2 oz Parmesan Cheese
1 cup olive oil

Blend ingredients together in a food processor (scraping the sides as needed) adding the olive oil last.  Enjoy and let me know if you make some in honor of these last weeks of summer! 

8 comments :

  1. Yum! I love basil. Maybe I'll make some pesto tonight :)

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  2. I thought at first she was eating a basil Popsicle. :0)

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    1. haha! Just licking the pesto spoon :)

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  3. Yum! So, I thought the same, it looked like a basil Popsicle! Just an FYI, there is an ice cream shop not far from our house that has basil ice cream every now and then! We'll have to go the next time you're here!

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    1. Ooh! We'll definitely have to try that!

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  4. Just made this! It looks, smells, and tastes so yummy! I gave Emmerson a lick of the spoon I used to scrape it out and she totally gagged and spit the rest onto the kitchen floor. Lovely! Guess Everdeen has a much better pallet than Em. Ha!

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    1. I love that you made the recipe!! Haha! That cracks me up about Emmerson! :)

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