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Thursday, 8 September 2011

Pesto Pasta Salad

I absolutely love this time of year. As sad as I am to see summer go, fall is such a beautiful season and sweaters, scarfs and warm hearty meals are just around the corner.
Fall sunsets are stunning. This was earlier this week.

So it's been awhile since my last post, I really haven't had much time in the kitchen in the last month so there wasn't much to post, but I will be blogging more regularly in the future. Next week I start school, I'm attending a 2 year, part-time course for Holistic Nutrition, so as I'm learning about food, minerals and vitamins my posts will have more content about what I'm learning.

Today I made a Pesto Pasta Salad with basil from my garden.
Here's how I did it:

3/4 cup basil leaves
1/4 cup kale leaves
3 cloves of garlic
1/2 cup olive oil
1/3 cup pine nuts
1/3 cup parsley
1/4 tsp sea salt

Mix in a food processor until desired consistency, should be like a paste.
Coat on any type of pasta, today I chose whole wheat fusili.

My garden is pretty much done for the year, all that's left are some tomatoes still ripening and there are a few cucumbers ready to be picked. The watermelon has stopped growing so it must be done too. 

Yesterday I picked this eggplant, and I have two batches of kale that are thriving in this weather.
For a first time garden, it was a success but next year there will need to be an additional bed to accommodate some of the bigger plants that were crowded this year,

Have a sweet day!

1 comment:

  1. SOOOOOOOO........................Nice..........Baby....Very Very....Hygienic