Friday, July 23, 2010

Homegrown Food

I picked my zucchini last week and wanted to show you what I made with it.
I was so nervous that it looked good from the outside, but not on the inside. So as soon as I cut it open and saw how great it looked I took a picture! It was normal!!
I also spotted this beauty in the garden! It's a cucumber and its growing so fast!
I also picked basil from the garden and made pesto! Here is a basic recipe that I used:
2 tablespoons pine nuts 
2 cups lightly packed fresh basil leaves
1/2-1 cup (4 ounces) freshly grated Parmesan
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 to 2 garlic cloves
  1. Lightly toast pine nuts in a dry skillet over medium-low heat until golden, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.
  2. In a food processor or blender combine basil, cheese, oil, pine nuts and garlic; whirl until pureed. If made ahead, cover and refrigerate. Bring to room temperature before using.
We had fresh vegetables (including my zucchini) and tortellini with homemade pesto sauce. Mmmm Good.
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Mock family said...

Wow!! good job! I didn't know you had a cucumber, too :)

Lacey said...

That looks awesome!! Great job!

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