Friday, 29 Jun 12 Sunny 24°C / 75°F
Harvested 56 garlic scapes from about 1/4 of my garlic crop.
I made two batches of garlic pesto ala LouiseM.
I was skeptical about using walnuts instead of pine nuts because I had walnut basil pesto a couple of times and didn’t like it but maybe those particularly had other ingredients in them like parsley. Anyway, I made a batch of each; one with pine nuts and one with walnuts. I like the garlic scape pesto with the walnuts better than that made with pine nuts so, I combined the two batches. In the future I’ll only use walnuts. I will try a basil pesto using walnuts and see if I’ve evolved. Would be nice; pine nuts are so expensive. I froze it all, making a special small container to share with my lady friends at our gathering next Wednesday and see how they like it. I don’t think any of them are familiar.
I have to freeze my basil and now garlic scape pestos because raw garlic doesn’t sit well with me; too strong for my stomach; freezing ‘mellows’ it out to eliminate that problem.
This has turned into a ‘life’ journal rather than a garden journal. My bad.
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