The Spring Find The Fun List
By Tuckernuck on
This spring, we're looking forward to getting outside, exploring our neighborhood with a fresh lens, and trying new recipes!
1. Organize a book drive.
Donate the books to a local library or school.
2. Make Pasta Sunday a tradition.
Try a different type each week. See below for a homemade pesto recipe!
3. Go on a historic home tour.
Get to know the culture in your neighborhood.
4. Try your hand at flower pressing.
Make your new craft into a special piece of art.
5. Do a fun run.
Grab your friends and make the finish line your favorite treat spot!
Arugula & Goat Cheese Pesto
Serves:1 pound of pasta
• 3 Packed Cups Baby Arugula
• 1/3 Packed Cup Fresh Basil Leaves
• 1/3 Cup Raw Walnuts (Pine nuts are also delicious, and pepitas can be used for those with allergies.)
• 2 Garlic Cloves, peeled and smashed (If you love garlic, you may add 3 garlic cloves.)
• Juice of ½ Lemon
• ¼ Teaspoon Kosher Salt
• ¼ Teaspoon Freshly Ground Black Pepper• 2 Ounces Goat Cheese
• 2 Tablespoons Extra-Virgin Olive Oil (You can also use the oil from a sun-dried tomato jar if you’re feeling fancy.)
Add the arugula and basil to a food processor and pulse until finely chopped.
Add the walnuts, garlic, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and goat cheese and process until smooth, stopping to scrape down the sides of the bowl a few times if necessary.
With the motor running, slowly drizzle in the olive oil, and process until well incorporated. Taste the pesto and season with a little extra salt and pepper if it needs it.
*When cooking your pasta, reserve at least ½ cup pasta water. When tossing the pesto with the pasta, add as much pasta water as needed (usually about ¼ cup) to help thin the pesto enough to evenly coat the noodles.