Chop in the food processor 2-3 cloves of garlic and 1/3 cup (50 g) of toasted almonds (I was out of pine nuts but they work too).
|The blended nuts and garlic|
|Adding the spinach|
It takes about 2 1/2 cups of leaves. Finally add salt and pepper to taste.
|The finished pesto|
Last Saturday we went to the Sand Springs Herb Festival. It was a wonderful mix of food, plants, people, and dogs. I bought multiple types of basil-- sweet, African blue, Caesar, lime, lemon, purple, and Greek columnar. Basil is one of my favorite culinary herbs. Basil is originally native to Iran, Indian and tropical parts of Asia where it has been cultivated for 5,000 years. I was first introduced to basil in Italian foods but now I look forward to eating basil in some wonderful Asian dishes as well.
|Spring Flowers in our Yard|
|A Perfect Spot for an Herb Garden|
|Our First Rose this Spring|
|It will take a lot of work to turn this into a garden|