Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Versatile Pesto

Garden basil is preserved in summer and fall by making pesto and storing in jars in the freezer. I always think of it as summer in a jar as we serve it over pasta or put a spoonful in vegetable soup. I love pesto so much that I could even eat it straight from the jar!
But another great way to serve it, is an an appetizer. A simple appetizer. A block of cream cheese, pesto spooned over and a sprinkling of pine nuts. With some great crackers, it's an easy appetizer to start a dinner party.

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