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Pesto from your herb garden

I did a cooking spot on WNYT today.  I really tried to impress on everyone to “get out there and grow some herbs!”.  I focused on Basil, Italian Parsley, Cilantro and Mint.  And I made pesto! 

These herbs are so easy to grow.  They can be grown in a window sill or an herb garden and will flourish even if ignored.  This is my kind of herb garden!  My herb garden is not manicured but instead has a used look.  If I need a garnishes, I simply snip off tips of this or that but if I need a lot of something I cut without abandon.  But that’s what an herb garden is for….. so get out there and plant something! 

The following link will take you to my recipes and my video for making three types of pesto and creating a couple of dishes with them.  The Seared Scallops with the Mint Cilantro Pistachio Pesto is my favorite.  What the video does NOT show (because I ran out of time.  I keep telling them I need more time!!) is me adding a drizzle of chili oil and a squeeze of lime to the final dish.  Yum. 


Pesto from your herb garden 


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