Presto: Pesto!

I had to give the basil in my window a serious haircut, so I decided it was time to make a batch of pesto. Inspired by Nancy's super-garlicky batches she's been making with whatever nuts she has on hand, I went through my cabinet, grabbed my shears and my food processor, and went to work.

For two well-packed cups of basil, I added 3 very large cloves of garlic, 1/4 cup Parmesan, 1/3 cup olive oil, 1/4 cup walnuts, and a generous pinch of salt. I popped everything into the processor, and now I have a nice batch of pesto to take me into the fall.

Now, time to figure out what to do with all of the Thai basil that needs to be harvested. I'm thinking a garlic/chili/basil purée to use for stir fry?

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