Chive Pesto and Yard Carts

Chives will not oxidase the way basil does therefore maintaining the bright green that is so appealing.

Chives will not oxidase the way basil does therefore maintaining the bright green that is so appealing.

It is slowly dawning on me – the truth of you can make pesto out of just about anything fresh and green. I have been slow to come to this understanding.

An abundance of chives and a chance visit to this person’s blog brought me to a recipe for chive pesto. At first I was like eouw, no. Then I straightened my shoulders and took a look. Hmm, maayybbee, just maybe that could be good. Certainly a good way to use a bunch of chives.

So I let the sun touch them long enough to dry the dew and bring the oils to the surface and then cut them all back to about two inches. A good rinse, a whirl in the salad spinner and a rest on a clean towel before chopping them up prepared them for the food processor.

Here is my version.

The ingredients: about 4 cups of chopped chives, one medium clove of garlic, 4 Tblsp of almond meal, 4 Tbls Parmesan cheese, about 1/4 to 1/2 cup olive oil.

The ingredients: about 4 cups of chopped chives, one medium clove of garlic, 4 tbsp of almond meal, 4 tbsp Parmesan cheese, about 1/4 to 1/2 cup olive oil.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chop the chives into 2 inch pieces and place in the food processor, pulse until well chopped. Add the cheese, almond meal, garlic (peeled and sliced please) and pulse a few more times. Add the oil and pulse until well mixed, chopped and blended. Use more or less oil to your desired consistency.

Ready to chop chop the chives!

Ready to chop chop the chives!

Lovely to look at and tasty too! This batch made three 4 ounce jars.

Lovely to look at and tasty too! This batch made three 4 ounce jars.

Just in time for lunch we had a green salad, lamb chops, rotini with chive pesto, and Cushaw pie for dessert. The chive pesto was delicious!

That was the absolute last of the last Cushaw harvest. I sure hope this years Cushaw is a bumper crop.

In other news Gene had a constructive day building a neat fitted screen to fit over the yard cart. We will use it to screen compost and soil for new and existing beds.

The finished screen fits the yard cart perfectly. It also fits over our big wheel barrow.

The finished screen fits the yard cart perfectly. It also fits over our big wheel barrow.

It lifts off easily and is slightly lighter than teh old one.

It lifts off easily and is slightly lighter than the old one.

The brackets keep it from sliding around.

The brackets keep it from sliding around.

Usually smiling I think he was a little tired and ready for for lunch to happen.

Usually smiling I think he was a little tired and ready for lunch to happen.

Bonnie appetite and happy gardening!

signature, Sarah

 

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5 Responses to Chive Pesto and Yard Carts

  1. Helen says:

    The pesto sounds a great way to use chives.

  2. Anonymous says:

    sounds different…looks delicious.

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