Day 251: Not what I would call pesto

September 8, 2007

This evening we made Walnut-Parsley-Rosemary Pesto, which was a little disappointing after two pretty good pesto days. I have a sneaking suspicion that our nut to herbs ration was off- this meal did not have that characteristic lush green feel to it by any means. The pesto was made with the ingredients in the dish’s title, plus the olive oil, Romano cheese and orange zest. The pasta was mixed with sautéed cauliflower and brocolli.

The pesto smelled like Christmas, or at least like a hearty Sunday dinner. It tasted like stuffing; it was rich, nutty and aromatic, but neither of us thought that this was a good pesto. It would have been good with lamb I would imagine. The cauliflower was a peculiar bedfellow for the pasta; L is a big cauliflower fan and he said he didn’t like it in this dish. This meal is ok, but it’s no pesto revolutionary.

Tomorrow we will be starting another run of foods in the Euro-stylee, with Croque Monsieur with Greens. The recipe refers to April in Paris, and how it always rains; perhaps it is raining there in September.

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