Outdoor Washing Station

Rocken Raw Pesto

Rocken girls 

My girls playing around, doing homeschool idol, even Simon was there !!!!


Rocken Raw Pesto

1 cup of almonds, soaked overnight in cold water. Throw away water and store in fridge till ready to use * see note at bottom

zest of one lemon

juice half a lemon

1 bunch of flat leaf parsley

1 garlic clove or more if needed, peeled

salt and pepper to taste

1/3 of a cup olive oil, plus more as needed

In a food processor add parsley (washed, steams and all) and then the rest of ingredients. Process till smooth. You will have to keep stopping and push the parsley down. Taste and adjust salt, pepper and garlic to your liking. If the pesto seems to dry add more oil a bit at a time till you get a constancy you like. Serve with lots of raw veggie and bread.


There are two reasons why you soak the almonds, one is it makes the almonds healthier and easier to digest and second soaking them makes them moister and sweeter, so the dip will have a creamier texture.


This pesto has no cheese, because it is raw (nothing cooked) enjoy xoxox


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The Pleasures of Homemaking

Your girls look like they're having so much fun! Thanks for the recipe - I didn't even know you could make pesto without cheese!



Clarice those girls are having alot of fun! When our youngest daughter got married, she and her groom had everyone's picture taken in front of retro sheets. They were great! At first I thought the idea was crazy even for a home wedding, but everyone had so much fun!

~ ~AHRISHA~ ~at JoyouslyLivingLife

Cute Kids.
I love the idea of an outside wash station.
My Beloved picked up an old stainless sink for me and I have it behine the garage for garden vegi clean up. It is hooked up to the hose and I love it. I really should post a pic to my blog for you all to see.
Love MJF too! She is an inspiration.
It's so nice to meet you.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~



I got a chuckle out of the pic. They loook so cute!
Thank for the great summer time recipe.

Jill xoo


...LOL, How fun you guys are!!!


Your girls are so fun!!!
Thanks for the recipe as always!
Have a great day!

Junie Moon

Great recipe, thanks for sharing it, Clarice. I love your girls' Homeschool Idol activity and laughed when I read that even Simon "attended". Too cute!

Mica Garbarino

he he he. that was cute !!!! Hi girls, from Sunny Californiaaaaaa, I would vote for you... yessss !! Happy Summmmerr !!!!!


this sounds delicious..hope you are enjoying our cooler weather....I am...but ready for some more sunshine..


Dear Clarice,

What beautiful girls you have there! How fun, "Homeschool Idol"~much more creative than the real thing. I hope your Simon was nicer than the real one!

Mmm, pesto. . .We'll have to grab some almonds and give your recipe a try. Have you ever tried raw zucchini "spaghetti"? If you use your imagination, it's close to the real thing.



Charity Grace

I can't wait to try the pesto. I'm so happy to find out that it's still good without cheese, since I have a dairy allergic one at my house. I think I will try it with basil and pecans (since that is what I have on hand). Soaking is a great idea! I knew about the digestibility/nutrition, but didn't think about it being more creamy. Hmmm...

country mouse

Omigosh--your girls have a fantastic sense of humor! Augie would have loved to joined them : )


Dear Clarice,

Your girls look so gorgeous!!!! Justin and I would have loved to have been there for 'Homeschool Idol!" It looks like such fun!!! Love their outfits and pretty, happy faces!!!

The raw pesto sounds so fabulous!!! I will have to make some soon! Thank you for sharing the recipe and the photos!!! Such fun!
Love you, Paula

Sharon D.

Hello Clarice!

The girls look great and look like they were having a blast! I wish I was there for Homeschool Idol :)

Thanks for the recipe. it sounds really good. I never knew that about soaking almonds, that's good to know :)

have a wonderful day!



Cute, cute, cute --- although I should probably be saying ROCK ON! The girls look like they are having a great time! Auberne' and Chloe ROCK!

Thanks for the pesto recipe. I will try it. I've been harvesting some of my pesto and made 24 little zip-lock bags (one per meal for four) and have them in the freezer. Mine is also made without any dairy --- and I tried a new recipe this year that called for nutritional yeast. It was very good! I told no one in the family it was cheeseless until the meal was over. No one could tell, so I deem the recipe a great success! LOL! I will try your idea of almonds. I made some of mine with pine nuts, and other with walnuts. About half the pesto I froze also had sundried tomatoes added. Isn't pesto fun?


Auberne` Ancalimon

Yeah, and Chloe's performance was, and I quote: "Was like ordering a hamburger and only getting the bun!" (British voice) ROFL! No, she was very good! And the dip was GOOOOOOOOD to!!!! ^-^

Auberne` Acalimon @-`---

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