05 August 2009

Benvenuti alla mia cucina

Welcome to my kitchen!

Finally there is harvest.  We don’t have a big garden, rather, we plant tomatoes where they will become tomatoes.  me, tomatoes, headwrap 004

And basil where it will become a bush.me, tomatoes, headwrap 007

Then I spend hours making pesto. It always looks like enough to last the winter, but it never is.

Pesto Sauce

1/2 cup fresh, washed, dried and kissed Basil leaves.  Tightly packed.

1 clove garlic

Pinch course salt

1 TBLS toasted pine nuts

1/3 cup good, real parmesan (not Kraft)

4 TBLS good olive oil

Put all of this in food processer

This is enough to mix with a pound of linguini.  Let the macaroni heat the pesto. I garnish with whole toasted pine nuts.

You can freeze it to enjoy all winter.

The tomatoes are another chapter.

This was my art for the day.  I’ve got to get to the painterly kind tomorrow.  So for now,


PS Give-away results Friday!


  1. Thank you for the recipe! I am going to have my husband try this. I looks delicious!

    Have a wonderful day!


  2. A great way to freeze pesto is to spoon it into an ice cube tray first. Then pop the frozen pesto cubes out and store in a freezer bag until you're ready to thaw a couple for dinner!

  3. Those tomatoes look sooo yummy!!! Beautiful!

  4. Oh you're my angel today, I was just looking for a recipe for Pesto for all the Basil we have growing - thanks!

  5. Your garden looks wonderful! Ours is like a jungle so it's an adventure every time :) Thanks for the pesto recipe!

  6. Sometimes a ripe tomato just picked finds it hard to even make it's way into the kitchen. My mouth seems to get into the way. :)Bea

  7. Those tomatos look yummy. Thanks for the pesto recipe. I'll try it with some tomatos I just bought at the farmer's market.

    Have a great weekend! Hugs.

  8. Thanks everyone! I forgot to add that when you cook the linguini(or whatever) save alittle of the water to 'loosen' the pesto if it has been in the fridge. Between eating and sharing, my sauce won't last the weekend. :)

  9. What a wonderful recipe! I'm going to try it!!
    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a kind comment♥♥

  10. Thank you for your last visit! I love your Beauty is Life piece in your etsy shop....gorgeous...and this recipe looks delicious! : )

  11. Your tomatoes look yummy, I also have tomatoes and a little bit of okra. Can't wait to eat my tomatoes.


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