Monday, September 18, 2006


this post is dedicated to one of my best friends Ruth. she loves to cook and wants to be a chef someday, so i thought i'd post one of my favorite recipes in honor of her. ;-)

three cups of fresh basil leaves
two large cloves of fresh garlic
half a cup of pinecuts, walnuts, almonds or a combination
threefourths cup of fresh-chopped parsley
half a cup of olive oil
one fourth cup melted butter
salt to taste

combine everything in a blender on low, then medium speed. throughly work everything into a smooth paste. toss or spoon onto hot drained pasta.

this recipe is something my family makes a lot of at the end of the summer. my mom grows basil in our garden every year, and my whole family loves it! :-)

quote of the post:
"strength is the capacity to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands -- and then eat just one of the pieces." - unknown


Nick said...

Wow that sounds good!

ruthypoo said...

awww, Ellie I love you!!! hehe I love pesto almost as much. ;)

elizabeth said...
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elizabeth said...

pesto!!!! i love that stuff! ruth and I also learned today on rachael ray that you can use artichokes and lots of other greens instead of basil to switch it up a lil bit... :-)

SaraY said...

That sounds gooooood! I am doing a lot more cooking these days :-) Come visit!!!

Nathaniel said...

Hope to see you continue posting, even occasionally like this, for a long time to come!

Lyndsi said...

I've never had Pesto Before!I'm gonna have to make it sometime!
Thanks! Love ya!