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Knaughty Farms Fresh Pesto

Well we did it, Adam and I planted a garden and guess what I haven’t killed anything yet!! Let’s be honest, no green thumb here, wouldn’t keep anything alive if not for my husband and thank goodness for him. I asked him if he would help me plant a garden and he, of course, agreed very reluctantly! I went to the store bought the plants and some pots to put them in since our yard is pretty selective on what gets good afternoon sun. We got those bad boys planted and on a drip system with a timer so when, not if, I forget to water them they still get water! Then off they went, and man did all our plants take off! The girls are loving it and enjoying watching the plants get bigger! Thank goodness for my husband, I really couldn’t do these projects and without him! 

My favorite part with having fresh produce and herbs is being able to make big batches of things so they last us through winter. It’s like having a big slice of summer but in the winter. Winning!! So basil is a big one in our house and we love pesto so here is my go to recipe for pesto and we freeze it in ice cude trays, thank you for that amazing idea Carol, to use when needed!


Knaughty Farms Fresh Summer Pesto


2 cups — Fresh Basil (try to keep as much of the stems out) 

2 heaping Tablespoons — California Walnuts

1/2 Cup —Grated parmesan cheese

3 large — Garlic Cloves

1/2 teaspoon — Red pepper flakes

1/2 teaspoon — Salt 

1/2 Cup — Knaughty Farms Extra Virgin Olive OiL



1. Combine Basil, walnuts, parmesan cheese, garlic cloves, red pepper flakes and salt into food processor. Pulse until combined. 

2. While running the food processor, slowly add in the Knaughty Farms Extra Virgin olive oil. Pulse a few more times until it is all well combined. 

3. Taste and add more salt or pepper depending on personal preference. 


At at this point you can make some pasta and mix together or it is AMAZING on a fresh pizza as well (my personal favorite). I personally take ice cube trays and freeze the majority of it so I can can use it through winter and I have a little taste of fresh pesto!! 


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