By |2015-07-26T16:42:04-04:00July 26, 2015|8 McDowell, Cooking|

This is a repost!!
It’s summer time and the basil is flourishing and it’s time to make your pesto, so I wanted to share this post, and the recipes with you again and offer it to my newest followers and readers.
There are many, many recipes for pesto sauce and, if you make it often, you probably have it down to a quick, memorized refrain. Right?
But have you thought of experimenting?


Years ago I was given a pesto sauce recipe from a colleague in the design studio where I worked. I was new to pesto (I know, amazing, right?). She swore by this one and said it was really unique.
Here is her recipe as I wrote it way back when.

Ginny’s Pesto

2 cups basil
1/2 c. sweet vermouth
1 clove garlic
3/4 tsp. tabasco
3 tbl. white vinegar or white wine
2 tsp. Worcestershire
1/2 c. olive oil
Put the basil, vermouth & garlic in blender/Cuisinart. Mix the other ingredients and add.
Pretty simple, no? Well, I don’t like Worcestershire at all, and I never like spice/hot i.e. Tabasco so I tried a variation of it.

Libby’s Pesto

2 cups (at least!) basil leaves
1/4 to 1/2 c. sweet vermouth
2 large cloves garlic
1/2 c. toasted pine nuts
1/2 c. olive oil
Put everything together in Cuisinart.
Be sure to toast the pine nuts!
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