Saturday, 2 May 2009

Red Pesto

After getting up early, PJ and I decided to go for a walk in the autumn morning.

We walked through the forest,

around the lake,

and up to the farmer's market where we bought, among other things, a bunch of Red Rubin Basil.

This is Ian, the farmer who grew it.
When we got home I ground up the basil and added toasted pine nuts, garlic, olive oil, parmesan and river salt.

We ate it on rye bread for lunch with some other garden goodies.

Then I stuck the basil stems in water because, gosh, they're just so pretty.


8 comments:

(Text)ure and (me)aning said...

OHHHHH That pesto looks so delicious, I just showed that post to all in the room and everyone went, Ohhhh Ahhhhh, Yum. we all decided that the basil is so nice looking because Ian is too!
Great post YUM!

SHOKOOFEH said...

Oh so lovely!!!
1.your pictures of nature are wonderful; it's cute to see you have autumn there in your place!
2.the pesto with that other garden goodies made me hungry!!! so natural. so beautiful. so colorful.
3.oh and the idea of basil stems in water is fabulous! what a lovely desk you made!!!

wow! I love your blog! :)

xo

Catherine said...

oh yum this sounds and looks so good, does the red basil taste different?

ms. delisha said...

I love these kind of posts. It's like walking through LOM with my favorite Meg.
xx
t

Meg said...

It tastes and smells just like standard green basil, which is slightly disorientating as I expected it to be different. And maybe it does, but my palette is not sophisticated enough to differentiate the two.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful photo essay (!) Meg.
Yu might enjoy this 'essential ingredients game'
http://vocamus.net/jlh/2009/05/05/the-essential-ingredients/comment-page-1/#comment-766

Trudy

Meg said...

Thanks for that Trudy. I left them a comment too.

Flora said...

Hi thanks for stopping by my blog earlier! Wow, your life looks pretty lovely up there in the hills...and we're having fresh pesto for dinner tonight too mmm mmmmm

^.^