The title of this blog comes from one of my favorite hymns."It is Well With My Soul"
When peace like a river attendeth my way
When sorrows like sea billows roll, Whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say
It is well, it is well, with my soul
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Temperatures are dropping at night, it won't be long before we get a frost, time to take the tender plants in and harvest the basil. I will dry some basil but most of it will be made into pesto.
Lots of pesto recipes out there, this is the recipe I use
2 cups packed basil leaves
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
1/3 cup pine nuts
3 cloves minced garlic
salt and pepper to taste
Put all ingredients together in a food processor and process until it is smooth.
I then spoon out it out into portions using an ice cube tray and freeze, after it freezes pop out and store in a freezer bag. (not an original idea, got this tip from a Southern Living magazine years ago)
No ice cube trays because you were decluttering and got rid of them, (that would be me) you can use a Styrofoam egg container to freeze portions. (I wasn't going to buy an ice cube tray after I just donated mine)
One of the nice things about making pesto is the lovely smell that fills the kitchen, an even better thing about making pesto is eating it on pizza later this winter