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In my small backyard garden this year I grew two things: Tomatoes and Basil! They have given me a robust harvest this summer and that makes me so happy!
One of my goals for my basil was to make fresh pesto. I have wanted to do it for so long, but the price of pine nuts, a usual ingredient in pesto, is outrageously expensive! But, I realized that there are people who are allergic to nuts and who must find a way to eat pesto! Then, I read a few comments from people who make pesto without nuts who have said that in their Italian roots that the nuts in pesto are merely filler and they are unnecessary to the recipe. That made me get excited and I began to experiment. Here is the recipe that I came up with!
We tried the pesto on some gluten free sea salt crackers. It was delicious. Most of the pesto fit into a 1/2 pint jar, but the little bit that was extra we ate like a dip. Tomorrow I am going to show you how I am going to use this delicious stuff for Fun Friday, so come back and see! In the meantime, whip up some wonderful Fresh Pesto, it is so easy and worth the trouble, which is barely any trouble at all!
Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!