Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Pesto Pasta

     As we all know I am a pasta snob. I love the stuff and cannot seem to stop making it or bragging about it.  There is just something almost out of this world with homemade pasta.  It's so easy but the taste is as if you spent days working on it. 

     Picture this, a kitchen filled with ringing music.  You know the kind, the stuff that plays gently overhead in your favorite Italian restaurant or pizzeria.  Meanwhile there's a slight dusting of flour all over the floor, because let's face it, flour ends up all over yourself and everything around you no matter how careful you are.  There's that smell of basil all through the room as fresh pesto has been blended up.  You hear the soft rumble of a large pot of water boiling as well.  Then there is the cranking of the pasta maker, as the young attractive gentleman cranking out the pasta in the room works his magic, (i.e. Me). The pasta then hangs gingerly on the pasta rack.  You run your fingers through it like soft hair on a beautiful woman.  Now just before the pasta is dropped into the boiling pool of water you take a step back and sip so lovingly on your homemade wine that this guy has poured you. Can you picture it?  Can you smell what this kitchen is delivering you?  If so, then welcome to my kitchen.  You are welcome!  Home Made Pesto Pasta.


  • 2 cups fresh basil
  • 1/3-cup olive oil
  • 1 large diced clove garlic
  • 1/4-cup pine nuts
  • 3 tbs Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbs cream

      In a food processor chop up the basil, garlic, pine nuts, cheese, and salt.  Drizzle in the olive oil and the cream to incorporate.  (I like to add a little cream at times to give the sauce a bit of a smooth texture).  Pour over your fresh pasta and mix.  Enjoy.  Fresh herb sauce that the aroma takes over the kitchen.  Serves 1-3

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