Wednesday, August 22, 2007

pesto from the garden

pesto, originally uploaded by organic baker.

tuesday night's dinner was utterly simple yet amazingly fresh. armed with his petzl headlamp, dan picked basil from our backyard garden at 8pm and started to boil water for pasta. by the time i came home after making a delivery, all was 'mise en place' and ready to go. dan's smart choice of pasta was fettucini.

we made a combination of basil and (a touch of) parsley pesto. we added 2 cloves of garlic, toasted pine nuts, a dabble of simple syrup, juice of half a lemon, salt, pepper and parmesan.

could've been a lot better if served with freshly made artisanal bread and home made pasta. oh well... i'm happy as it is.


JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

Yum yum! Nice job on the pesto!

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marye said...

mmm..that looks really refreshing!

Emilie said...

Beatiful pesto! I like the addition of simple syrup. Did you notice the extra sweetness?

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