How to make basil pesto

This is one of those recipes that everyone should know how to make. Its versatility is one that makes it a staple in my refrigerator. We use basil pesto for everything from mixing it with eggs, spreading it on sandwiches, a grilling marinade base, to using it for all kinds of pasta.       With that in mind, it was high time I learned how to grow basil since I use it so much. The only problem is I've never been one for growing anything. That is until now with a little help from my Edyn Garden Sensor. Have you heard of it? It's really so cool. Edyn is a smart garden system that monitors and tracks environmental conditions to help make plants thrive. It does so by working in tandem with a smartphone app to monitor the soil moisture, nutrition, temperature, humidity and light. The app also includes a database of thousands of plants with tips and tricks and what to do in various cases. It will even go as far to suggest a selection of plants that should grow well in your soil and climate

Place first 5 ingredients in a food processor and pulse until almost pureed. Add in remaining two ingredients and pulse until well blended. Keep refrigerated in a tightly sealed container....

  • Yield: Makes approximately 2 cups
  • Cooking time: 45 Min
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  • 6 cups basil, lightly packed
  • 1 cup roasted and unsalted almonds
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly cracked pepper
  • ⅔ cups extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese

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