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i am a family physician who was diagnosed with
early mild cognitive impairment(mci) amnestic type on december 21, 2010
this is a precursor to alzheimers disease
because of this diagnosis i have opted to stop practicing medicine
this blog will be about my journey with this disease
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Thursday, May 20, 2021

garden news-beans then kale basil pesto


this is mr hudson and ms b about to water their garden 
they have growing in their garden 
yellow pear tomatoes which are pear shaped small tomatoes
sungold tomatoes which are small yellow sweet tomatoes that i call tomato candy
french fillet green bean vines
christmas lima bean vines
pumpkins thats planted themselves when their small halloween pumpkin was left to rot in their garden

in the community garden over one of our 3 ft x 30 ft beds i erected a cattle panel on some wooden stakes to be used as a lattice for plants to grow up on 
myself and another volunteer planted one side with kentucky wonder beans and another bean that i dont have the name of 
these beans will eventually be donated to the food kitchens womens shelters etc

each week i read the jbg organic blog and newsletter from this organic farm
i like their recipes and stories and garden photos

this week this recipe was shown for kale parsley pesto
instead of parsley we used basil 
we love pesto on our pasta
last year we occasionally made fresh pesto from our basil
this year i decided i would make all our pesto and freeze it for future use

in my garden plot i have these 5 kale plants
two curly leaf kale
two baby curly kale
one dinosaur or tuscan kale

this picture was taken after i harvested about 12 cups or more of fresh kale for our kale basil pesto

i did the same for our basil
this picture was after i harvested an almost equal amount of basil from my 4 plants

using their recipe listed here and above i added also 1 tbsp of sugar and a half tsp of pepper flakes and a sprinkling of crushed black pepper and mixed nuts we had available and 1/3 cup of parmesan cheese
the lemons came from our community garden and from our condo lemon tree
the garlic was from the garlic i processed last week from my garden and have frozen in my freezer

this mixture was then processed in our food mixer ie the  ninja one
the one with the blades that will chop off your fingers if you arent careful

after processing it 
some i processed as rough chopped pesto
some i processed as fine chopped pesto

we store the pesto in the freezer in 1 cup ziplock bags
we made 15 cups of pesto this week

we then added it to our bowtie pasta along with a fresh from my garden salad 
the salad had malabar spinach kales several different lettuces amaranth purslane walking stick kale leaves onions radishes from the garden

we gave some of the pesto to mr ns parents
they made pasta
after mr n ate the kale basil from our garden pesto pasta he was covered from head to toe with a nice organic pesto 

made it all worthwhile growing all that stuff

so when i made the pesto i mainly used this jbg recipe but added a few things from other recipes

yum is what i have to say about this pesto

the organicgreen doctor

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