{Recipe} Garden Basil Pesto
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{Recipe} Garden Basil Pesto

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 Garden Basil Pesto


There’s nothing quite like fresh garden basil pesto.

When my five year old and I were invited to the Pesto Manifesto, a kids cooking class associated with the Saint James Healthy Food Initiative & Children’s Edible Garden, we jumped at the chance. Many thanks to event organizer Jennifer Reynolds for inviting us!   pm   Saint James offers Montessori gardening lessons, where children learn concepts from working with materials, rather than by direct instruction. The children learn about soil, ecology, botany, and the importance of responsibility. The children come to the Children’s Garden each Friday for a lesson and to choose their work with Loree Birkenback, the head of the school. Loree also hosts Montessori Mondays that are open to the public.  And now, back to the pesto class…  chef

Chef Christina Zambrano of Kitchen LTO was our generous instructor 



 Each child chose their own basil plant  


little girl

 This little girl had the time of her life–and learned how to use a blender!



 The finished product


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Chef Christina’s recipe and our pesto to-go 




The outdoor learning lab-Children’s Garden-at Saint James School


Disclaimer: I received two free tickets to attend the Pesto Manifesto. All thoughts and opinions are my own.  

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  • Katie @ Mom to Mom Nutrition
    Posted at 16:50h, 04 May

    This sounds like such a fun event for both kids and adults! There’s nothing like a fresh pesto in my mind… thanks for sharing about the event!

  • Jessica @ Nutritioulicious
    Posted at 10:59h, 05 May

    what a fun event! My kids would love this!