Thursday, August 4, 2011

Epic Fail

With the nasturtiums growing like mad at the p-patch we have been searching the web for non salad, non pseudo caper uses. A blog I peruse made pesto using the blossoms and pistachios. The pictures of a lovely course blend of yellows and oranges and reds tossed with linguine were divine.

We purchased a pound of unsalted pistachios and spent a couple weeks collecting blossoms from both ours and others gardens. Last night we made it.

Our pesto was not a lovely color.

It looked like a yellow curry, heavy on the turmeric.

Undaunted I chopped up some yellow squash, zucchini, and a cream colored yellow pepper to saute. I tossed the pasta, pesto, veggies and small balls of fresh mozzarella. It was to be another garden dinner with fresh green beans given to us by a neighbor.

It did not taste any better than it looked. (well except for the beans)

But okay, we told each other scraping our plates into a bucket. We have chickens who will love this. This morning I gave them a pie pan filled with the fruits of our labor.

When they roosted for the night and hour ago, it was still there.

Maybe we need a pig.

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