We have been picking and purchasing and bartering and harvesting the most incredible bounty of produce this past week. It keeps my kitchen busy (and messy) most days, and will serves us beautifully throughout the winter.
We visited the local organic apple orchard this weekend to pick apples with friends in the warm sunshine. Those apples are destined for saucing this afternoon (and perhaps a crisp is in order to appreciate their loveliness as well).
And the pesto. Oh, the pesto! Our house smells of garlic and basil this morning after yesterday's all-day-pesto-thon. My freezer is brimming with cubes of pesto and basil puree. I made it from a variety of locally and homegrown garlic varieties, basil from a friends' farm, sunflower seeds and/or pine nuts, and olive oil. (The puree I left without nuts or garlic to include in non-pesto recipes during the winter.) For pesto I measure nothing, so each batch will be a surprise.
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