friday food: my favorite basil pesto

The fall weather is here! It was 46 degrees when I woke up this morning, and I know my vegetable and herb garden's days are numbered. So earlier this week, I harvested all my basil and got to work making my favorite pesto.

This green goodness turned into...

...this deliciousness.

This recipe from Martha Stewart is nice and simple and has never let me down. It's very flexible too—a little less garlic or a bit more salt and pepper, to your taste, doesn't affect the outcome dramatically. Just don't run out of olive oil! That's key ;-) I will be adding more before we have this for dinner tonight! Oh, and the recipe says you can put it in the fridge, but I've found you can freeze it too, if you add that layer of olive oil on top. It's pretty incredible to have fresh summery-tasting pesto in the dead of winter. Enjoy!


René said...

We just had fresh pesto last night with my husband's home made sourdough bread. Yum, such a fall treat ;)

Happy weekend!

Holly Gruszka said...

I love it that the cooler temps are here. And I love pesto - I might just have to make some this weekend. Enjoy!

Splendid Willow said...

Ohhhh! Me like! I will try your recipe tonight. Yes, really. I trust Martha and I trust you!

Speaking of Martha, the mouse boxes from my store were just photographed to be included in a gift guide in one of her magazines. Pretty fun for a small shop owner, I must say!

Warm hugs to you,


Karen said...

Yum! Doesn't fresh basil smell fabulous? I didn't realize you could freeze pesto.