I needed a touch of summer. My recent trip to Germany was wonderful except for the grey, foggy, and cloudy days. It was cold there too. I was glad it did not rain or snow. I only wish there had been some sunshine. When I arrived back home it was chilly here. The trees had dropped most of their leaves. I missed the greens, warmth, and flavors of summer. I knew I had to make trofie pasta with pesto right away.
Thank goodness for the freezer. Last summer I made several batches of pesto and froze them in ice cube trays. Once they were frozen, I popped out the cubes and put them in a freezer bag. Then all I have to do is pull out as many cubes as I need for a recipe. It is what I did for this one. It took one bite to give me a smile while thinking about summer and my fresh basil.
What gorgeous artwork! It was done by my incredibly talented friend Terry. She generously gave it to me to use on this blog. I could not wait to share it. I am very honored to have it and a few more. Check out the ones she did of parsley and rosemary.
What flavors make you think of summer? Do you save or freeze foods to use in the winter? Trofie pasta with pesto is one of the ways I use my summer harvest to brighten up a cold, grey day. You can always use store-bought pesto if you do not have homemade. Just be sure to make some next summer and freeze it for later use.
You can get trofie pasta in specialty stores and on Amazon. Click on the photo to go to Amazon where you can purchase it:
Recipe inspired by one from Williams-Sonoma.
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