Pesto to Die For!

I have shared this wonderful tomato story before.  This is love.   :)

An old Italian man lived alone in upstate New York. He wanted to plant his annual tomato garden, but it was very difficult work, as the ground was hard. His only son, Vincent, who used to help him, was in prison. The old man wrote a letter to his son and described his predicament:

Dear Vinnie,

I’m pretty upset. It looks like I won’t be able to plant my tomato garden this year. I’m just getting too old to be digging up a garden plot. The ground is just too hard. I know if you were here you would dig it for me. Oh well. Maybe in the future.

Love,  Papa

A few days later he received a letter from his son.

Dear Pop,

Don’t dig up that garden. That’s where the bodies are buried.

Love,  Vinnie

At 4 am the next morning, FBI agents and local police arrived and dug up the entire area without finding any bodies. They apologized to the old man and left. That same day the old man received another letter from his son.

Dear Pop,

You should be able to plant the tomatoes now. That’s the best I could do under the circumstances.

Love,  Vinnie


 I LOVE Italian food!

lidia's italy pesto recipe

Scooped from the bottom, the thickest of it.  *Mmmmmmm…..

I made Walnut-Basil Pesto from Lidia’s Italy {{click here}} with fresh, bright green basil from my garden and it is sooooooooooooo good, I could practically eat it with a spoon all by itself.

But instead, I put it on some chicken tenders last night with provolone and it is still making me salivate to think about it.  I also tried spreading some on corn on the cob, and guess what?  YES!  It was so good!

Thanks to Lidia, I now know I can freeze it for later, but then again – I am not sure I will be able to because it is so scrumptious.  It is the taste of pure garlic-infused, sun-powered, tangy chlorophyll.  I threw away the store-bought jar of gray-green pesto from the fridge.  Because it should look as amazing as it tastes and greener than green because it is that fresh.

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