Last night the "dinner club girls" got together for our annual "Pesto Making Party". Armed with bushels of basil from our gardens, pounds of Parm, plenty of pine nuts, gobs of garlic, and oodles of olive oil we spent several hours making batch after batch of delicious pesto to take home.
There had to be great food and wine to accompany this task and there was no shortage of that either. We spent almost an hour outside deleafing the stalks of basil and maintaining quality control as we talked and the sunlight faded.
With 2 food processors humming we managed to produce lots of pesto and still couldn't use up all the basil. The kitchen was fragrant with the fresh basil, toasting pine nuts, chopped garlic and grated Parm. Thinking already of all the ways to use the end product!