|Perfect pesto! It goes on anything.|
I hate to admit it, but I sometimes hate harvesting my garden. Like a few months ago when I finally pulled out my lettuce that was starting to bolt. All it did was leave a large area of unproductive ground. It looked like a scab on an otherwise unblemished face. I love the neat, perfect little rows and sometimes harvesting ruins my aesthetic perspective. Silly I know, but still it’s hard for me:) Well yesterday I did it! I harvested a lot of my basil and then proceeded to make pesto sauce. I trimmed up those basil plants neatly. Kind of like a really good haircut. The kind that you don’t notice a significant change, and everything still looks real nice. My mother-in-law told me that that is the sign of a very fine haircut. I believe her.
So the basil in the garden is still beautiful, but I now have a very large stash of homemade pesto sauce. It is so stinking pretty. The most beautiful color green. It totally matches my kitchen, and the walls at the bakery. I must have a thing for Pesto Green. What to do with all that pesto you may ask. We use a lot of it at our house. I stir it into the ricotta/cottage cheese mixture in lasagna. We use it as the sauce for our homemade pizza’s, and the best purpose for pesto sauce of all is to make a Swede Turkey Pesto sandwich at home.
The Swede Turkey Pesto, or STP for short is the number one selling sandwich at the bakery. It probably out sells the other sandwiches 2 to 1. If you haven’t had one I’ll give you the secret recipe now so you can make them at home.
|Don’t you love this pic. My brother-in-law Doug does all the photos for us at the bakery. This poster is a huge hit!|