My Favorite Pesto

This week has been mega awesome. Two, yes TWO, of my best friends got engaged within three days of each other. HELLO bachelorette parties!

I grew up in a really cute little town where pHD’s are more common than high school diplomas, where we had a choice of three big beaches to sun ourselves on, and where there was one high school. This is where I became friends with 11 of the greatest girls I will ever know, and we’re still great friends today. Most of us live in Ottawa, and some of us are scattered around the world, but I know I could call any of them in a heart beat if I needed them.

One of the 11 ladies is already married, but now two more are on their way and I couldn’t be happier. Growing up is weird and exciting and scary – and in it all I know I will always have my girls. So what does this have to do with pesto? It’s easy and versatile and beautiful in it’s own way. It makes me think of travelling in Italy with two of my best friends, and packed lunches and hikes. I guess it makes me think of some of these 11 ladies and so I thought it would be a perfect recipe to represent the simpleness in life and celebrating friends. It’s truly magical.

To begin, add basil leaves, 1/2 cup Parmesan, pine nuts, and salt and pepper to a food processor.

Turn machine on, then drizzle in olive oil while it mixes. Continue blending until combined, adding additional olive oil if needed.

That’s all she wrote! Easy, right? Happy Friday!….and here are a few of the lovely ladies I talked about ;)

Pesto
Recipe taken from The Pioneer Woman

Ingredients:
3/4 cups fresh basil leaves
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
3 Tablespoons pine Nuts
2 small cloves garlic, Peeled
Salt and pepper, to taste
1/3 cup olive oil

Directions:
Add basil leaves, 1/2 cup Parmesan, pine nuts, and salt and pepper to a food processor or blender. Turn machine on, then drizzle in olive oil while it mixes. Continue blending until combined, adding additional olive oil if needed.

Store in an airtight container for up to a week in the refrigerator.

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Comments

  1. Love celebrating good friends! And LOVE good pestos! This looks so good for summer. :)

  2. Your pesto looks delicious! Weddings of good friends are so emotional!

  3. Congrats to your friends on their engagements! What an exciting time. I remember it well. Love the photo of you all topless! And yes, pesto is such a favourite and versatile dish

  4. that pesto looks gorgeous! and how fun! bachelorette parties just might be the best part of weddings:)

  5. you lucky ladies! this kind of long lasting friendship is something to be cherished! and i’m sure your 11 ladies are like your second (or 3rd or 4th, etc) family. you are lucky to have found these people to share your life with :) and oh, your pesto looks lovely!

    Are you from Ottawa? I’m from Toronto :)

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  1. […] was a total, complete, unbelievably awesome surprise. After my good friends got engaged, I got all sentimental and girly and excited and now I can be all crazy whacko excited for myself! I’m seriously […]

  2. […] written about the importance of good friends before, but you never really realize how lucky you are until you need to call on them for support […]

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