Basil and Walnut Pesto

June 20, 2014 at 5:45 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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Basil and Walnut Pesto

I wish I could say my basil is growing like a weed this summer, instead it’s doing the opposite. It’s short, skinny and just looks so depressing. I mean what can I say, I do have the black thumb of death. I guess it’s just one of my curses that I will have to endure for the rest of my life. However, if and when it sprouts a few leaves, I take what I can get and make pesto. A pesto that I never thought would work because it’s made out of walnuts.

Basil and Walnut Pesto

Walnuts huh?

YES! A cheaper and delicious alternative.

Basil and Walnut Pesto

Pesto is traditionally made with pine nuts, but those can be hard to find and they are not cheap.

Why are pine nuts so expensive you ask?

Well lets see, it’s a little known secret that pine nuts are harvested by a rare species of squirrel that can smell…

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