Learning to cook … one kid at a time

small style: caprese sandwiches & pesto August 4, 2011

Filed under: Lunch,Recipes,Small Style — gastromami @ 6:34 am

Oh, what a happy, happy baby she is

It’s that time of year folks …

When (Dahlkemper grand-) kids all over the world grab their togas

(don’t all kids own togas?)

And head to Nanni & Zeus’ cottage for Toga Camp!

We are actually here for 4 weekends/3 whole weeks so that my city kids can do this:

and this:

and hang out in the garden:

On Fiona:

Romper:  Sckoon Organics via Zulily

Hat:  Zutano

On Ren:

Hat:  “My First Fishing” hat,  Bass Pro Shops (gifted from Abuela)

Shirt:  “You Are What You Eat,”  Nooworks Kids, gifted from Tia Lindy

Linking up at Mama Loves Papa: Small Style today!

My favorite items in the garden?

Which, in my mind, equals:

Nuts were ridiculously cheap at the store this week so I replaced the basic basil leaves with a homemade pesto!

Which, when you play your cards (or make enough – the game references come fast and hard at this place!) right, provides for multiple meals!

In a blender combine:

2-3 tablespoons pine nuts

(I’ve been known to replace with walnuts when the budget calls for it!)

2 cups fresh basil, washed and removed from stems

3 cloves garlic

1/4 – 1/3 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese

a sprinkle of kosher salt

puree while slowly adding 8-10 tablespoons olive oil through the opening in the lid

Can be stored in the refrigerator, in a glass jar, for up to 2 weeks

(a thin layer of olive oil on top of the pesto will help prevent browning)

For the sandwiches I:

sprinkled toasted ciabatta with balsamic vinegar

a little fresh pesto spread

thick slices of tomato and fresh mozzarella

fresh, tender greens



3 Responses to “small style: caprese sandwiches & pesto”

  1. Yum, yum, yum! I love pesto! These look great.

  2. What a cute and happy baby! Love her hat!

  3. Tiffany Says:

    Love babies romper and that sandwich! Ridiculous!! 😉

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