Thanks for stopping by the blog! I'm Whitney, wife to Romain, dog mom to Daphne the dapple dachshund and Howie the polka-dotted pittie, photographer of vows and promises and storyteller of all kinds of love.
Thanks for stopping by the blog! I'm Whitney and my husband, Romain, and I are a wedding photography team based out of Raleigh, North Carolina. We are excited to share our recent work and a little peek into our lives!
Pesto is such a quick, easy and delicious thing to whip up, so it’s often a staple in our house. Basil is one of the things that’s actually growing in our “herb garden” and we have a lot of it, so pesto is the perfect way to use it! A little green on your pasta makes it more healthy right?! 😉
What you’ll need:
Basil – around a big cup
Nuts – Pine nuts are standard, but they are a bit pricey, so we like to use walnuts – about 1/4 cup
Parmesan – about a cup (yeaaaah buddy)
Olive Oil – half a cup
Garlic – 2 cloves
Salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, a squeeze of lemon
Your favorite pasta
If you’re a doggo, make sure you look extra sad like you never get fed anything, ever. Toast the nuts, rinse and thoroughly dry your basil leaves, grate the Parmesan. Add everything to a food processor and blend together. Romain decided he wanted to chop it by hand, which obviously takes a little longer and leaves everything a little more chunky. Just depends on your preference.
Slowly add the olive oil and if using a food processor, don’t over mix it. Season to taste with salt, pepper and red pepper flakes.
Cook your pasta per the instructions. Strain pasta and save a little pasta water to thin out your pesto. Add all the pesto to the pot of pasta and mix that all around. We like to top it with a little squeeze of lemon!
Enjoy! You can serve it with just the pasta or you can add a protein – shrimp, chicken, scollops or fish – so many possibilities!