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  1. #1
    koko Guest

    Default Pesto Primavera


    I had some too late for prime time veggies along with some fresh green
    beans and a yellow squash. I also had some basil that needed to be
    harvested, aaaha a pesto primavera in the making.
    I also had some bow tie pasta from the other night.
    Time for a yummy dinner.
    http://i31.tinypic.com/2wdsuua.jpg

    Chopped up the veggies
    http://i26.tinypic.com/fekkyg.jpg

    Started them cooking in some butter and olive oil. I decided to not
    use the tomatoes.
    http://i28.tinypic.com/2uh2vsw.jpg

    While the veggies were cooking I made a quick batch of pesto in the
    molcajete. I ran the garlic through a microplane and added some
    Mexican flavored salt along with the pine nuts.
    http://i27.tinypic.com/2nbvm0m.jpg

    Smushed it all up really, really good.
    http://i32.tinypic.com/r8y1za.jpg

    I prefer to transfer the smushed basil to a bowl then add the olive
    oil,easier that way.
    http://i31.tinypic.com/11iiufn.jpg

    While all that was going on I boiled some water to reheat the bow
    ties.
    http://i31.tinypic.com/x0s3h2.jpg

    I used some of the pasta water to loosen up the pesto a little.
    http://i26.tinypic.com/hsw5fl.jpg

    Put the bow ties on the plate, topped with the pesto then the veggies.
    delicious.
    http://i25.tinypic.com/nybiih.jpg

    The macro shot
    http://i31.tinypic.com/k7wp0.jpg

    This was outfreakingstanding.

    koko
    --

    There is no love more sincere than the love of food
    George Bernard Shaw
    www.kokoscorner.typepad.com
    updated 07/05

  2. #2
    Andy Guest

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    koko said...

    > I had some too late for prime time veggies along with some fresh green
    > beans and a yellow squash. I also had some basil that needed to be
    > harvested, aaaha a pesto primavera in the making.
    > I also had some bow tie pasta from the other night.



    The bow ties look pretty bland compared to the color of the veggies. For the
    photo, should've tossed them in pesto and then tossed them with the veggies,
    imho.

    I don't think you used nearly enough pesto. But then I'm a pesto junkie.

    That said, I've never made a pasta primavera.

    Andy

  3. #3
    sf Guest

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    On Tue, 14 Jul 2009 06:00:16 -0500, Andy <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I'm a pesto junkie.
    >
    >That said, I've never made a pasta primavera.


    Well hop to it man, you've got all day! Report back this evening.
    IMO, it's one of the better "hot day" meals.

    --
    I love cooking with wine.
    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

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    Andy Guest

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    sf said...

    > On Tue, 14 Jul 2009 06:00:16 -0500, Andy <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> I'm a pesto junkie.
    >>
    >>That said, I've never made a pasta primavera.

    >
    > Well hop to it man, you've got all day! Report back this evening.
    > IMO, it's one of the better "hot day" meals.



    sf,

    Hop, skip and jump? ))

    Best,

    Andy

  5. #5
    ViLco Guest

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    Andy wrote:

    > I don't think you used nearly enough pesto. But then I'm a pesto
    > junkie.


    See if you can find "Tigullio" brand pesto. When I want pesto in winter I
    always use it, it's one of the best jarred pestos I ever found.
    --
    Vilco
    Mai guardare Trailer park Boys senza
    qualcosa da bere a portata di mano




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    Andy Guest

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    ViLco said...

    > Andy wrote:
    >
    >> I don't think you used nearly enough pesto. But then I'm a pesto
    >> junkie.

    >
    > See if you can find "Tigullio" brand pesto. When I want pesto in winter I
    > always use it, it's one of the best jarred pestos I ever found.



    Vilco,

    I'll look for it. Thanks!

    I've been a great pesto maker but then I found a chain market (Trader Joes)
    that makes a tub (brand) of pesto that tastes as good as mine! Hard to
    believe! Left me half happy and half upset!

    Best,

    Andy

  7. #7
    ViLco Guest

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    Andy wrote:

    > I've been a great pesto maker but then I found a chain market (Trader
    > Joes) that makes a tub (brand) of pesto that tastes as good as mine!
    > Hard to believe! Left me half happy and half upset!


    LOL, I can imagine
    --
    Vilco
    Mai guardare Trailer park Boys senza
    qualcosa da bere a portata di mano




  8. #8
    sf Guest

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    On Tue, 14 Jul 2009 13:04:20 GMT, "ViLco" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Andy wrote:
    >
    >> I don't think you used nearly enough pesto. But then I'm a pesto
    >> junkie.

    >
    >See if you can find "Tigullio" brand pesto. When I want pesto in winter I
    >always use it, it's one of the best jarred pestos I ever found.


    I use a brand called Classico and it's excellent, IMO.
    http://shelflifetastetest.com/wp-con...4/classico.jpg

    But I see Olivieri (which I hadn't heard of) got higher marks
    http://shelflifetastetest.com/wp-con...4/olivieri.jpg

    --
    I love cooking with wine.
    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

  9. #9
    Becca Guest

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    koko wrote:
    > I had some too late for prime time veggies along with some fresh green
    > beans and a yellow squash. I also had some basil that needed to be
    > harvested, aaaha a pesto primavera in the making.
    > I also had some bow tie pasta from the other night.
    > Time for a yummy dinner.
    > http://i31.tinypic.com/2wdsuua.jpg


    Looks good. Your yellow squash was just huge.


    Becca

  10. #10
    koko Guest

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    On Tue, 14 Jul 2009 18:03:32 -0500, Becca <[email protected]> wrote:

    >koko wrote:
    >> I had some too late for prime time veggies along with some fresh green
    >> beans and a yellow squash. I also had some basil that needed to be
    >> harvested, aaaha a pesto primavera in the making.
    >> I also had some bow tie pasta from the other night.
    >> Time for a yummy dinner.
    >> http://i31.tinypic.com/2wdsuua.jpg

    >
    >Looks good. Your yellow squash was just huge.
    >
    >
    >Becca


    Thanks Becca. It was pretty big. I only used half of it, more for me
    tonight ;-) It came from my church's community garden, along with the
    green beans.

    koko
    --

    There is no love more sincere than the love of food
    George Bernard Shaw
    www.kokoscorner.typepad.com
    updated 07/05

  11. #11
    Becca Guest

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    koko wrote:
    >>> http://i31.tinypic.com/2wdsuua.jpg
    >>>

    >> Looks good. Your yellow squash was just huge.
    >>
    >>
    >> Becca
    >>

    >
    > Thanks Becca. It was pretty big. I only used half of it, more for me
    > tonight ;-) It came from my church's community garden, along with the
    > green beans.
    >
    > koko
    > --
    >
    > There is no love more sincere than the love of food
    > George Bernard Shaw
    > www.kokoscorner.typepad.com
    > updated 07/05
    >


    We also picked squash from our church's garden (well, the kidlets picked
    it), on two different occasions. Nobody had been picking them, so the
    squash were larger than I typically use. One week the squash was
    smooth, the next week it was bumpy, but they were both very good. I
    will let my squash grow a little bigger, it seems to work out fine. The
    kids just planted pumpkins so I am looking forward to eating those. It
    is nice to have kids around... "What's the sense in having dwarfs if
    they don't do chores!"


    Becca

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