Pesto comes from the Italian city of Genoa. Fresh basil, garlic parmesan cheese, pine nuts and olive oil are pounded together to form an uncooked sauce. Pesto is traditionally used on pasta, but it’s also delicious with fish, meat and poultry. Use pesto to add flavor to soups, casseroles and egg dishes.
To thaw frozen spinach, place it in a colander or strainer; rinse it with warm water until it is thawed. Squeeze it to drain out as much water as you can.