Basil Pesto

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I planted some basil in the spring and now that it is getting colder, I want to use it all up. Basil will not make it through our winters here so I better figure out what to do with it before the first frost comes and kills it.

I figure the best way to use up all that basil is to make a pesto. I had three plants and pulled two to make a big batch of pesto. I still have a plant outside that I am picking from.  Last year I had the bright idea to freeze the leaves. It didn’t turn out so good. I was black and looked awful, so I didn’t use it.

I see a lot of pesto recipes with pine nuts in the ingredients. Although they are good, I prefer walnuts.  I like how they taste and they are a bit cheaper than pine nuts.

Pesto can be used in so many things, the ideas are endless. I love to spread on a sandwich, on pasta, in salads and soups, well you get the idea. So, if you are looking for a way to use up all that basil, make some pesto.

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