Monday, August 6, 2012

Mermaids and Pesto

Last week we had a wonderful little get together with some of the ladies from my Denver Athletic Club water aerobics group.  We had given Beth (hiding behind the Jennifer on the far left) a pot full of different herbs, Basil being one of them, for her birthday.  Beth had told us that the herbs were over three feet tall and we told her that she should have a Pesto Party!  So that week she did.  What a pretty table she set!
Lynn, Anne and Lori enjoying a glass of wine.  I brought the hors d'oeuvre in front of Lori, Bruschetta with Cremazola and strips of roasted red pepper in olive oil.  Jennifer made a really moist zucchini bread, I think it is the brown sugar that gives it so much flavor.
 Karen poising for the camera.
What a perfect summer meal.  A tossed green salad with spaghetti and fresh pesto!


4 cups fresh basil
1 1/4 cups Italian parsley
1 /2 cup pine nuts
6 cloves of garlic
3/4 cup of grated Romano or Parmesan (or a mix of both)
2 teaspoons sea salt
1 1/4 cups olive oil

Blend well in a Cuisinart Mixer.  
Serve with a pound of your favorite pasta.

Buon Appetito!

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