Wednesday, May 18, 2011


Basil Pesto
2 cups firmly packed basil leaves
quarter cup pine nuts
quarter cup olive oil
quarter cup grated parmesan cheese
2 cloves garlic
Process everything in a food processor until it is a paste. Quick, easy and tasty.
I freeze mine in small quantities and use when desired.
Today is a real outdoors day. The weather is perfect (though some rain would be very nice) and I have spent the morning in the garden and also checking on the livestock. It certainly makes the job easier that they are all followers. Here are the older ewes hoping I have something sweeter than grass to offer. I didn't.
We are in the process of finding a new ram for our flock. We would also like to buy a few more registered breeding ewes too but that can wait until the right girls are available. I would like to add a couple of pigs and some cattle to the farm too. We haven't had cattle for a few years now and I miss them.
The benefits to being home alone is that you don't have to share. The first mandarin this season. I'm going to wait though because it will taste better shared.


Phoebe said...

Your girls are gorgeous and that mandy looks glossy and juicy!

Im in the process of dealing with the basil too, but I don't have a food processor. Its all manual for me!
Your pesto looks tasty!

shez said...

Thankyou very much for the basil pesto recipe Tracy and what lovely looking Manderins.
My youngest daughter and her husband have just bought a place that has a manderin tree and when we where there for a look the tree was full of manderins but when picked they had been on the tree for to long can you please tell me Tracy how do you know when to pick them are there signs to look for.

Kimmie said...

Love, love, love fresh pesto mmm mmm mmm!

Enjoy that divine looking mandarin hope it is lovely and sweet.

joolzmac said...! They are just too cute!

If I had a farm, I would run suffolk sheep, jersey cows, belted galloway cattle, black angus cattle and miniature shetland ponies. Dream on...

Cheers - Joolz