Thursday, November 25, 2010
Mortar and Pestle Pesto
I set out to make a traditional pesto, but I didn't have pine nuts, and my new mortar and pestle I was so excited about didn't work all that well. Maybe I'm using it incorrectly. Here is a video that shows some delicious pesto applications besides pasta. I can't edit videos, but I recommend skipping to minute 4:00 of this video and just watching what I do with the pesto.
As the seasons are changing I'm noticing some new items and old favorites in the shuk. I was thrilled to see strawberries back in season. We also have pomelos, quinces, and we're starting to see turnips, which I just tried today. You can also see pictured the enormous squash they call "pumpkin," and some giant cabbage.