Thursday, September 1, 2011

Basil and Magazines

I got my Autumn Mathew Mead in yesterday's mail.


My basil is going crazy right now so I made a ton of pesto. I put about 8 cups of fresh basil in my food processor.


Then added about 3/4 cup of pine nuts and 6 cloves of garlic.



Then I added some blurry pepper and salt. As I pulsed the processor, I drizzled in about 1 cup of olive oil. It depends on how thick you want your pesto to be so you might add more or less.


When it was smooth, I scraped it into a bowl and stirred in 1 cup of grated Parmesan cheese. Taste it and adjust the seasoning if need be.

This was the consistency I was going for.


I placed it in zip lock baggies and froze it for winter.


This morning I ran to the grocery store and found Martha's Halloween magazine.


And I bought this one from Betty Crocker.


Halloween is less than two months away!!!