Pesto For Winter...

The act of preparing a stock of food for winter makes me feel like an earthmother.  Especially when it is something that I know the fanily will truly appreciate.  I've never made a stock pile of pesto sauce before as I've always believed in the seasonality of 'special foods' but pesto is one thing that I'm pretty certain that my family will never tire of.  It will be our quick meal option on those cold winter nights when we get home late and everyone is hungry and wants something RIGHT NOW!


This morning I picked a heap of basil. The smell of being in the herb patch after the rain was glorious.  Now I'm off to make batches of pesto to pop into the freezer....what a good feeling :)

wildernessgirl wildernessgirl
9 Responses Mar 4, 2010

Plenty! Just ring through when you're up to having a farm holiday!

Lots Lilly!

I'll be right over!<br />

I'll have to try it with walnuts. Their much cheaper and meant to be oh so good for you! I can imagine the red pepper working. I just use a basic recipe but normally wing it with the quantities :)

Mr. Lilt made a batch with toasted walnuts, instead of pine nuts. Delicious.<br />
And I have a friend who always adds a pinch of ground red pepper for a kick. Very good.

and don't forget the smells great....just finished making four lots....I'd make more but I ran out of oil olive. Must get some soon before the first fog kills the basil plants!

Yes! Always freeze pesto for winter. Do you use the basic recipe, Girl, or do you have any "secret ingredients?"

lol. Anytime Lil. Always good to share a garlicy meal together with friends....<br />
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I'll pop some into the post for you....

Just pop down whenever you like Lilly - and bring the family...<br />
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We'll pull out some red plastic stools and squeeze you in!