This summer I grew basil out on my porch in pots. It grew really well out there even though it's kind of shady. When there was enough I made pesto to freeze. Most recipes use pine nuts but I used walnuts because I am all about using what you already have! I also added parsley that I grew to it. Making basil is so quick and easy, I toasted the walnuts a little, then threw it all in the cuisinart with a bunch of garlic, and then added oil until it got smooth. I buy olive oil in the big bottle at Costco since I use it so much. It also has parmesan cheese in it. I made a cold pasta salad a while ago with the pesto, and penne pasta with mozzarella and grape tomatoes and it was really good. It's great on warm pasta too. I took these pictures a couple of months ago, so they're not exactly timely. Someday I'll learn to keep up with my blogging so that my posts actually match the season!
I'm a stay-at-home mom of five who likes photography, quilting, reading, cooking when I'm in the mood, watching movies, going to the beach, home renovation and decorating, swimming, and hanging out with my kids. At the moment I'm a bit obsessed with Downton Abbey.
I live in New England, and my favorite season is spring. I love the colors green and pink.
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