Saturday, June 12, 2010

Garlic Scape Pesto and Spring Squash

Here I am without my Camera. I don't know what it is but for some reason I do not keep my camera attached to my side anymore. It is not that I don't want to snap at everything that I see I just have not been. Maybe I am too busy talking to the kids about the stuff we see or (which is more the case) I feel up rooted and scatter brained. We have Moved back to Michigan from Mexico in March but we still do not have a place of our own to live in. While I have been staying with my parents and now house sitting for a friend and my dear husband 3 hours away working I just feel discombobulated.

Today my new neighbor and friend to the friend I am house setting for stopped by to pick me up and take me to the local farm market. the Rockford Michigan farm market is really nice, I enjoyed it so (still no camera) and while there I picked up garlic scapes, honey sticks (the kids were with me you know), zucchini & baby summer squash and young potatoes.

The woman that was selling the garlic scapes was giving a garlic scape recipe with ever purchase, I thought that was very nice and thoughtful of her. once I got home I looked at the recipe and did not have but only half of what the recipe called for. It went something like this...9 cut up garlic scapes (she was selling in bunches of 10, so this was good) pecans (hummm what does my friend have...oh look pine nuts (that is pestoy) Parmesan cheese, nope not that but look feta, ok lets try that then olive oil and salt and pepper. I ended up with a bright green gem all made in the vita-mix smoothy (nope my friend does not have a food processor, but the vita-mix worked well)

Garlic Scape Pesto
10 garlic scapes cut into 1 inch pieces
1/4 cup feta cheese
1/4 cup pine nuts
1/2 cup of olive oil
lemon juice

ok these measurements are approximate because I was just kinda dumping the stuff into the vita-mix but it turned out great.

Zucchini and Summer Squash

5 baby zucchinis
5 baby summer squashes
1T. olive oil

wash the squashes and cut in half. heat a pan, once hot ad 1 tablespoon olive oil place zucchini and summer squash cut side down on hot oil, cook until browned, salt. set aside covers to let them soften just a little.

Cook while wheat spaghetti once done (take some pasta water and set aside) drain and toss pasta with the pesto (if dry add some pasta water) serve with cooked squash


katiez said...

Oh, too bad you are still unsettled... But great pesto recipe. No garlic scapes, tho - I'll have to save it for next spring...

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