PESTO CUBES! (created by Alexander)

hey foodies.

wanted to share my lovely day last week making pesto – with a healthy, inexpensive twist.
i grew loads of kale this summer that was just beautiful.  not sure what to do with it all,
i came across a recipe to make pesto, however with kale and walnut, instead of basil and pine nuts-
not only was the kale organic, local (my yard) and free, walnuts are a very similar consistency
and by far cheaper than pine nuts.   with the usual heaps of garlic and fresh grated parmesan,
and a few pinches of basil, salt, and lemon – i think pesto was obtained.  not only that,
i found a blog that mentioned freezing the pesto in ice cube trays before bagging them up in the freezer,
giving me a few dozen “single serving” pesto cubes to pop out whenever needed throughout the winter! 

FRESH PICKED KALE

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AFTER WASHING, BLANCHING (boil, then chill) AND DRYING THE KALE

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AFTER PUREEING WITH WALNUTS, GARLIC, CHEESE, AND OIL (and some water and lemon)

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ALL READY TO FREEZE MY PESTO POPS FOR WINTER MONTHS AHEAD.  YUM!

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