Monday, July 27, 2009


Last night we had a wonderful dinner.
DN1 made pesto:

It was so good, the basil taste was so fresh it was unbelievable!
Of course it was fresh, because she sat there and picked off 2 cups of basil leaves from the plant, and then ground it up in the blender with pine nuts.
I love basil, it is definitely my favorite spice, so of course I had to add a bunch (or rather more than the recipe called for) to the bolognese sauce I made:

We served both sauces (separately, of course) with the ravioli we buy from the Public Market.
This ravioli is so delicious, and so filling, that I can only eat three, okay four, before I'm as full as a tick.
Wonderful stuff, and they fill it with great ingredients. DN1 had feta and spinach last night, I had 3 cheese, and then meat, and we've also tried gorgonzola and some other flavors.
The stuff isn't cheap, but it's the best I've had.
I'll let you know when we're cooking again so you can come on over.


KnittingReader said...

I'm drooling over the pictures. I need to harvest my basil plant, which has flourished in the record heat.

ConcernedCitizen said...

Noted about the basil! Two small plants have exploded with leaves! We have so much, I'm not sure what to do with it all. Hmmmmm, maybe some tomatoes, basil and mozarella cheese with basalmic vinegar? YES! Nice and cool for a hot, hot, Virginia summer day.