More Food; Canada

Don’t have a food processor? Smash your pesto ingredients together using the end of a rolling pin. Takes about 10 minutes.
Finished product.
Spaghetti with pesto, chopped tomatoes and grated parmesan cheese.

I’ve been babbling for years about making pesto. For some reason tonight was the night. Here’s Steve’s Artisanal Reduced Carbon Footprint Spinach Pesto:

  • two cups finely chopped spinach
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped almonds
  • 6 cloves garlic, finely chopped (though I’d heed my wife’s advice and use half that amount next time!)
  • X amount grated parmesan cheese
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil

Directions: Dump the spinach, almonds, and garlic in a bowl. Grate X amount of parmesan cheese into the bowl (for me, X = shit ton because parmesan cheese smells like the feet of God). Mix it all together. Start smashing it with your rolling pin as you drizzle in the olive oil. Smash for 10 minutes or until your arm gets tired. Then go buy a food processor already, you cheapskate!

It turned out well, though a little strong on the garlic. I like that, actually, but don’t trust me. If I have a superpower it’s probably being able to eat something heavy on garlic without really being able to tell that it’s heavy on garlic.

Can Democrats learn anything from Justin Trudeau’s impressive victory in Canada? I think so. Of course our cultures and systems of government are different (very different in the latter case) but it never hurts to see what works elsewhere and wonder if it could work here. Like, explaining your proposed policies and their probable beneficial outcomes for most of the public in simple-to-understand ways could work in the States too, maybe.


2 thoughts on “More Food; Canada

    • Ha! That’s nice of you to say, but “mastery” is a little overkill. Cooking is one of the few constructive hobbies I’ve developed in China so yeah, why not share it whenever I make something that comes out edible? On net blogging about food probably does the world better than my political commentary anyway!

      Thanks for the comment. I’m hoping to try this pesto on homemade pizza soon so maybe that can be on the next dinner party’s menu.


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