Very Good Recipes of Pesto from Out of the Ordinary

There are 20 Pesto recipes on the blog Out of the Ordinary. (644 on all the blogs)

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Semolina dumpling ring with roasted butternut, butter beans and spinach-almond-asparagus pesto Semolina dumpling ring with roasted butternut, butter beans and spinach-almond-asparagus pesto By Out of the Ordinary 02/27/14 20:45 “I doe now publish my Essayes; which, of all my other works, have been most Currant: For that, as it seems, they come home, to Mens Businesse, and Bosomes.” This is how Francis Bacon prefaces The Essays: or Counsels, Civil … Continue reading →
Yeasted chickpea flour cake with crispy eggplant and pecan pesto Yeasted chickpea flour cake with crispy eggplant and pecan pesto By Out of the Ordinary 08/20/13 18:48 One of the things I’m going to miss most about this summer is grocery shopping with Malcolm. I know! Fun summer adventures, right? Every child’s dream holiday! Don’t you worry, we also went backpacking in the Andes, slept under a … Continue reading →
Spicy coconut milk, cashew, & basil pesto Spicy coconut milk, cashew, & basil pesto By Out of the Ordinary 08/17/13 17:46 Hey, kids, it’s Saturday storytelling time! It’s summer sporadic schedule Saturday storytelling time!! As I’m sure you’ll recall, each Saturday we post a found photograph, a vernacular picture, and we write a story about it, and invite everyone else to...
Chard, new potatoes, olives and capers; pesto-pearled couscous, and…croquettes Chard, new potatoes, olives and capers; pesto-pearled couscous, and…croquettes By Out of the Ordinary 08/16/13 20:21 Sir Lord Comic. I love everything I’ve heard by him, but that’s only five or six songs. I don’t know much about him, but here it is…he’s one of the first Jamaican deejays. In fact, his song Ska-ing West is … Continue reading →
Spicy tomato coconut sauce; smoky basil pesto; collard “fettuccine” Spicy tomato coconut sauce; smoky basil pesto; collard “fettuccine” By Out of the Ordinary 08/09/13 19:39 The Hagakure is a practical and spiritual guide to warfare written by a samurai in the beginning of the 18th century. The word “hagakure” literally means “hidden by leaves,” or “hidden leaves,” and I believe this is because the writings, … Continue reading...
Summer stew with white beans, potatoes, crispy eggplant and basil-pistachio pesto Summer stew with white beans, potatoes, crispy eggplant and basil-pistachio pesto By Out of the Ordinary 08/04/13 17:14 This morning Malcolm and I went out for a long walk on the tow path. He told me about a dream he’d had. The water turned to air and the air turned to water. So the fish swam in air … Continue reading →
Pesto potato-crusted “pie” with fennel, tomatoes and olives Pesto potato-crusted “pie” with fennel, tomatoes and olives By Out of the Ordinary 07/18/13 20:21 This is my 700th post! It boggles the mind! I should make it very clever and funny and memorable, but I’m not feeling very organized in my mind at the moment, so none of that is going to happen. Instead … Continue reading →
Pizza with pumpkinseed-tarragon pesto, chickpeas and arugula Pizza with pumpkinseed-tarragon pesto, chickpeas and arugula By Out of the Ordinary 06/21/13 21:08 It’s the summer solstice and the first day of summer vacation. After a spring that saw hot humid days alternate with days of freezing rain, the weather is finally perfect. And I found myself in the worst mood. Cranky, anxious, … Continue reading →
Thinly sliced potatoes baked with kale, artichoke hearts and pesto ricotta Thinly sliced potatoes baked with kale, artichoke hearts and pesto ricotta By Out of the Ordinary 05/25/13 16:48 It’s that time again, everyone! It’s Saturday storytelling time. As you will no doubt recall, each Saturday we post a found photograph, a vernacular picture, and we write a story about it, and invite everyone else to write one, too. … Continue reading →...
Tarragon and walnut pesto Tarragon and walnut pesto By Out of the Ordinary 05/18/13 17:41 Hey, kids! It’s Saturday storytelling time! As I’m sure you recall, this means that along with your daily recipe and song, you’ll get a story, too! Each week, everybody in our small salon of auteurs (well, generally me and one … Continue reading →
Soba noodles with arugula pecan pesto and sauteed brussels sprouts and castelvetrano olives Soba noodles with arugula pecan pesto and sauteed brussels sprouts and castelvetrano olives By Out of the Ordinary 03/27/13 19:38 Malcolm’s teachers talk about making “smart choices.” It’s something he needs to work on. Because I’m a terrible parent, the phrase seems to have lodged itself in my head as something almost funny, and I find myself using it in … Continue reading →
Savory french toast (with truffle butter) and broccoli rabe pesto purée with chickpeas Savory french toast (with truffle butter) and broccoli rabe pesto purée with chickpeas By Out of the Ordinary 02/10/13 17:32 Yesterday we talked about Ivan Karamazov’s devil, and it got me thinking about the long tradition of imaginary friends in film and literature. Ghosts, angels, devils, goblins, spirits, pookas – each representing something important for the character they...
Summer-in-winter pizza with pesto, sofrito, chickpeas and artichoke hearts Summer-in-winter pizza with pesto, sofrito, chickpeas and artichoke hearts By Out of the Ordinary 01/24/13 03:08 You wouldn’t believe the vast system of pantries we have here at The Ordinary. It extends for miles, beginning above-ground, with spacious, sunny rooms lined with floor-to-ceiling windows. And then it tunnels under to form a vast network of cellars, … Continue...
Kale and black beans in curried pumpkin sauce with pumpkinseed-arugula pesto Kale and black beans in curried pumpkin sauce with pumpkinseed-arugula pesto By Out of the Ordinary 01/08/13 19:25 This meal reminds me of something I used to make back in my bachelorette days. Can of pumpkin purée, can of chickpeas, loads of broccoli. It was quick, easy, cheap and not very fattening at all. In those days, I … Continue reading →
Walnut crackers with smoky tomato/pesto white bean dip Walnut crackers with smoky tomato/pesto white bean dip By Out of the Ordinary 08/03/12 22:14 We were away for a few days, and now we’re back. I love coming home! I’m such a homebody it’s just silly, I always have been. (It’s, like, totally cause I’m a cancer, man, so it’s in the stars.) In … Continue reading →
Chickpeas, tomatoes and pesto Chickpeas, tomatoes and pesto By Out of the Ordinary 07/19/12 20:07 …and kohlrabi slaw with walnut and scallion dressing! We watched a remarkable movie the other night. Waste land, which is about Brazilian artist Vik Muniz’s lengthy project of making portraits of catadores, garbage pickers at the Jardim Gramacho landfill...
Black quinoa w/garlic scapes and lettuce/hazelnut/sage pesto Black quinoa w/garlic scapes and lettuce/hazelnut/sage pesto By Out of the Ordinary 06/16/12 21:13 The mulberries are ripening, and all the mulberry trees along the canal are dropping their fat purple berries. I find this oddly inspiring! It makes me want to write stories and draw pictures. I can’t quite explain the connection – … Continue reading →...
Lettuce – pumpkinseed pesto and lettuce, hazelnut & white bean bisque Lettuce – pumpkinseed pesto and lettuce, hazelnut & white bean bisque By Out of the Ordinary 06/06/12 19:46 Or, two ways to prepare lettuce that don’t involve the word “salad.” We’re watching Blues Brothers with the boys. It’s rated R, but we can’t remember why, so we’re watching it cautiously, with the remote nearby. Is it the non-stop … Continue reading →
Roasted veg with pesto and fried bread Roasted veg with pesto and fried bread By Out of the Ordinary 05/18/12 15:47 I was so pleased with this meal! It seemed so summery. It felt as if all the vegetables were getting along, like a good family should. The cauliflower and potatoes were roasted, because that suited them best. The zucchini was … Continue reading →
Chard, raisin, pecan pesto & black pepper pasta Chard, raisin, pecan pesto & black pepper pasta By Out of the Ordinary 05/17/12 18:59 I had a little tantrum yesterday. It was not my proudest moment. It was about ice cream – I was like the kid that drops the ice cream cone, except that instead of tears there was lots of swearing and … Continue reading →

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