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.


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.)

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


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!


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. 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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