Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Harvest Happy: Basil
Basil came in our Ottawa Organics delivery last Friday. Thom and Kate were over and saw me throw a couple leaves into our garden salad. The basil gave a shocking bite every once in a while - not great.
Thom and Kate said, "Why don't you make pesto? It's just basil, olive oil, pine nuts, and parmesan cheese."
So that's what I did. The portions are fairly flexible. It's about two cups of basil and roughly half a cup of everything else. You sometimes have to adjust the oil to your liking. I also added two cloves of garlic. I used the hand blender to puree it all and mixed in pasta and chicken. Isaac loved it (he loves all things with pasta).