Posts Tagged ‘Pesto’

gifts of food – the spring onion

ramp pesto

I woke up sleepily last Tuesday morning, opened the fridge to get milk for my coffee and noticed mini cute tupperwares.  A few blinks later, I saw they were filled with an interesting butter spread and pesto! Food surprises are  one of my favorite things.  As soon as I tasted ramp in the butter, I knew this was the tasty work of my friend Jen, and that The Forms had dropped the treats off in the middle of the night while working in our studio – like a food Santa Claus! I remember Jen telling me […]

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Harvest Time – Pesto

Pesto

I have three basil plants in the garden, one of which is quite large. This means it’s time to harvest and make a batch of pesto! I wanted to make it traditionally, using pine nuts. I picked them up at Valentino’s on Fresh Pond Road. For imported Italian products, Valentino’s is my go-to market. My sista-in-law Clare likes using walnuts – they’re easier to find, cheaper and she prefers the taste. Use whichever you like. Instead of a food processor, (which I don’t have) I decided to use my favorite […]

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