Monday, July 31, 2006

I was trying to make homemade pesto yesterday with basil from the garden, but the hail last week did a number on my plants and everything looked as if it had been shot through. So, pressed for time and unwilling to go the to grocery store for basil, I took what little basil I had and combined it with some sage and some mint leaves. added toasted pine nuts, garlic, olive oil and salt and pepper and I had a pretty good tasting pesto, but not quite what I wanted for a "sauce" for our pork chops. I then made an aioli with mayo and garlic and then combined it with the pesto, chilled it for several hours and voila, had a wonderful accompanyment to grilled meat.



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