This is my sink full of basil. Amy Vota gave me this vegetable strainer for our wedding 10 years ago, and I still think of her every time I use it. This always makes me pause when I consider giving cash for a wedding gift. I KNOW who gave us everything in our home. It makes me think of them. I love that.
I love my little farmer too.
2 Tablespoons toasted pine nuts
2 cloves garlic (smallish cloves, or one big one)
2 cups fresh basil leaves
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/3 – 1/2 cup olive oil
Salt to taste
1. Blitz the pine nuts and garlic in a good process.
2. Add the basil and process just enough to make a paste with bits of leaves.
3. Turn into a bowl and mix in the parmesan, olive oil, and salt by hand. (I love salt. At least half a teaspoon).
4. Freeze or use immediately.