Guru Rabbit

Turn a new leaf (and EAT it)

Sucky news, a potential silver lining, and pesto June 27, 2011

Filed under: Recipes — rabbit @ 8:05 pm
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Okay.  So, I’ve been negligent to this blog for the past week because I was focusing on an awesome job opportunity as a “Healthy Eating and Green Mission Specialist” at Whole Foods (perfect position for me).  I had, and made connections, I researched and studied, and I did really friggin’ good during the interview.  But there’s always someone “better” than you.

Well… no hard feelings, except on myself.  Whoever got it, kudos.

BUT.  Because I was proactive, because I called today to check on the status of the position, I also found out that they liked me just enough to take a different kind of interest in me.  I don’t know the details yet, but I may end up doing cooking demonstrations for Whole Foods.  At least that’s something.  Later for that, though.  (Whenever it is that I find out…)

While I was doing all that mental pacing over the weekend, I made something different.  Well, a different sort of common something.  You’ve probably had pesto at some restaurant at some point.  It’s basically a flavorful blend of herbs and olive oil.  In the most traditional sense, it’s a pasty condiment made with fresh basil, garlic, pine nuts, Parmesan (or some other sharp Italian cheese), and olive oil.  It’s used in pasta, pizza, as a dip for bread, etc.  It’s too good to not use in other applications.  It’s also, like many things, versatile.

And, seeing as how I like to do things differently, I made a different kind of pesto.

I had some arugula, and some dried figs.   So I got some walnuts, also.

And then I put them in the blender

     I also added a few dashes of salt, pepper, dried basil, and nutmeg.  And a bit of balsamic vinegar and water to fix the consistency.  You can add olive oil, but I wasn’t really feeling it that day.

And then you have Arugula and Fig Pesto.

Use it as a dip for veggies, bread and crackers; spread it on sammiches; throw it into pasta; eat it with a spoon… whatever.  Good for showing off to to your friends and taking pride in when you’re depressed because no one will hire your stupid arse!!  Aaah!!


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