Sarah + Tim

a canadian, american and calico living in perfect harmony

Herb Garden and Homemade Pesto Recipe August 9, 2009

Recently I had a lunch with a girlfriend at Flour Girl’s and Dough Boys in American Fork, Utah, and had their pesto, mozzarella and tomato sandwich on a baguette.  It’s definitely one of the tastiest things on the menu!  Upon returning home, I still wanted more pesto, so Tim and I decided to plant an herb garden so we could make our own pesto.

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We headed out and picked up some herbs from Highland Gardens and Home Depot and brought them home.  Included in our to-be herb garden were sweet basil, lemon thyme, Greek oregano, rosemary and purple sage.  We rolled up our sleeves and got our hands dirty by planting our herb garden as a family home evening activity.herb-garden-2herb-garden-dirty-hands

We also discovered the authentic way to make homemade pesto.  Would you like the recipe?  It’s simple and absolutely delectable.

  • Bunch of fresh sweet basil
  • Few cloves of garlic
  • 1/4 C pine nuts
  • 1/4 C Parmesan cheese
  • Tablespoon of olive oil

1.  The trick to make pesto the authentic way is to not use a blender.  Instead, chop a some of the basil with a knife, gradually adding more basil as it gets cut.  Also, fresh basil is best!

The trick to authentic pesto? Cut it the old fashioned way!

The trick to authentic pesto? Cut it the old fashioned way!

2.  Add the garlic and pine nuts, chop some more. Add the Parmesan cheese, chop some more.

3.  Add the olive oil and mix it all together.

For best results, serve on a baguette with balsamic vinegar, fresh tomatoes and Parmesan cheese sprinkled on top.

For best results, serve on a baguette with balsamic vinegar, fresh tomatoes, and Parmesan cheese

For best results, serve on a baguette with balsamic vinegar, fresh tomatoes, and Parmesan cheese

Enjoy!

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Girl’s Night Out / Belated Birthday Party July 26, 2009

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flourgirlsdoughboys-10August 1, 2009
2:00 -4:30pm
Flour Girls and Dough Boys
35 N. Barrett Ave., American Fork, UT
Me: 801-851-0055 | FGDB: 801-763-9232

If you are experiencing deja vu, it’s because this is the second time you’ve been invited to the same party!

Unfortunately, the original party scheduled June 20 was canceled at the last minute because my Grandma passed away.

This time, we will FOR sure party! If you have been needing some fun girl’s time, you do not want to miss this! You’ll see old friends and meet new ones and great connections for girl’s night out parties for the rest of the year!  So give the gift of your company and come party with us!

Held at the illustrious Flour Girls and Dough Boys. ‘Nuff said.

Check out their delicious menu at www.flourgirlsdoughboys.com.  Please RSVP if you can join us!

Sweets from Flour Girls and Dough Boys. Photo c/o My Pemberley

Sweets from Flour Girls and Dough Boys. Photo c/o My Pemberley

The Lovely FGDB Staff

The Lovely FGDB Staff

The Unforgettable Menu

The Unforgettable Menu

Carol, the genius behind it all

Carol, the genius behind it all

Flour Girls and Dough Boys Cupcakes

Flour Girls and Dough Boys Cupcakes

 

nothing like homemade cream of broccoli soup February 28, 2008

On the way home today, I stopped by Flour Girls and Dough Boys in American Fork for a visit and walked out with good, hearty bread bowls. These things have a good weight to them, not like the air-filled things you find in most bakeries. What else to put in a bread bowl than cream of broccoli soup?

Delightful Tina from Flour Girls suggested to put the bread bowls in the oven to warm them up and make them soft again before serving. Tim made the incision and carved out the insides like pumpkins before filling them with thick, hearty soup.

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The All Recipes cream of broccoli recipe we made got a whopping five stars on all the reviews I read, so naturally, I had to try it. (click here for the recipe!) The aroma itself is delicious and I am anxiously awaiting to consume it. Signing off!

Addendum: The Review

I am extremely full and completely satisfied. Next time you’re in the mood for a heartwarming winter meal, I highly recommend this simple and delicious recipe. Women, your boyfriend/partner/husband will praise you for it.

Though it’s only Wednesday, I feel in desperate need for a weekend, to turn off my mind and escape. It’s time to curl up in the living room with soft light, the fire place and Tim.