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Two in one day

14 Aug

I know, I know, unbelievable, right?

Well, there is a method to the madness…another Wednesday fast approaches which is my CSA day. I still have a bag of Basil and half a bag of Arugula left soooooooo.

PESTO!

A friend of me told me that she freezes hers, so I thought I’d give it a try.

First, I blanched the pesto and arugula and drained them in the colander. I then spun all the water out. (Ancient salad spinner, but well used and used often.)

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Added the usual goodies, sans Parmesan cheese, and it is now lovingly resting in the freezer. How easy is that?

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Here is Martha Stewart’s version which was the basis for the recipe. However, I don’t usually measure my pesto and used only her instructions. (Which are pretty invaluable, eh?)

Summer Pesto

  • One bunch of Basil
  • One bag of Arugula
  • 3/4 cup of Pine Nuts (toasted or not…)
  • 4 cloves of Garlic (or to taste)
  • Salt/Pepper
  • approx 1/2 cup of Olive Oil

You know the drill…blanch, drain, food process, freeze, enjoy!

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5 Comments

Posted by on August 14, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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5 responses to “Two in one day

  1. Tammy

    August 15, 2012 at 4:49 AM

    It will be so nice to have that in the winter!

     
    • cathknits

      August 15, 2012 at 5:05 AM

      If it lasts that long!

       
  2. inherchucks

    August 15, 2012 at 5:15 AM

    Nothing compares to homemade pesto 🙂

    I host a weekly CSA Link party and would love for you to be a part of it. Come and check it out and add your link. http://inherchucks.com/2012/08/08/whats-in-the-box-38/. Hope to see you there!

     
  3. Evan

    August 15, 2012 at 7:26 PM

    Grilled Chicken + Pasta of your choice + Pesto + a little sour cream = deliciousness.

     

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