Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The FIRST Day Of Fall

In eastern NC it doesn't really feel like fall yet. It's still in the upper 8o's and humid, but, there are signs of fall everywhere. We are already raking leaves, the tomato plants have grown to over five feet tall and are bending under the weight of their fruit. Our basil was just through it's second pruning.

This morning I made a batch of Basil Pesto:


The plants were pruned and lived in an airtight bag in the fridge for two days until I made time to make the pesto. Any longer than that and they turn black.

We clean each leaf individually we often find caterpillars hiding under the leaves.
No one wants that kind of protein in their pesto!

Dried the leaves in the salad spinner.

Walnuts or pine nuts, basil leaves, olive oil, garlic and Parmesan cheese.

Voila! Pesto.

5 comments:

I CAN Do It said...

Hmmm, I've heard of Pesto. Is it all the same or does it depend on who makes it? What do you eat it with?

Lolly said...

YUMMMMMMMMMMMY!

Earth To Mother Ship said...

Hey, I Can Do It!

I am certain there are variations on the recipe. We use the pesto on pizza crust, over pasta, even in eggs! Thanks for stopping by!

Toot toot!

Smelly Kelly said...

So funny, Bark made pesto tonight too!!!

Erin said...

Looks delish. It's not exactly fallish in central NC right now either. I wish Mother Nature would go on and pick a season.