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When Life Gives You Lemons.. Make Pesto..

Text copyright, 2013 Maria Liberati/Art of Living, PrimaMedia,Inc

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Although they say when life gives you lemons..make lemonade.. I say make a yummy lemony pesto instead..

In the Ode to the Lemon, Poet Pablo Neruda called  the juice of a lemon ‘nature’s most intense liqueur’….

For 4 people

remove the peel from 4 (uber) fresh lemons..place in food processor with 3/4 cup shelled almonds and 1 tablespoon of salted capers 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil. Blend..use this pesto to dress a salad, or as a sauce for cous cous or  a refreshing sauce for cold summer pasta or even a hot pasta dish..

 

**Special Thanks to everyone that came out to the Pearl S Buck Foundation Event..and the chefs and restaurants that competed in the Tastes of the World Event.

**Thanks to the New York Travel Writers Society for selecting The Basic Art of Italian Cooking by Maria Liberati tm BLOG as Food and Wine Blog of the Year

**See you at the Sons of Italy Scholarship dinner on June 4th at the Philadelphia Quartet Club

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