To freeze pesto, spoon it into sections of an ice cube tray. Cover the tray tightly with plastic wrap and foil; freeze up to three months. If desired, pop frozen pesto cubes out of the tray and transfer them to a resealable plastic freezer bag for longterm freezer storage.
Pestos of any variety freeze well, so you can drop a bit of summer’s freshness into foods months after the harvest.
TIM LOVE HAS A SIMPLE PHILOSOPHY WHEN IT COMES TO ENTERTAINING.
“Fun first, then I think about the food,” he says. “I’ve found that if I’m cooking in the kitchen, I feel left out of the party. But if I’m grilling, everyone congregates around the coals, we have a cocktail, and the party unfolds around the food.” Tim cooks most of his no-fuss menu right on the grill, from fresh vegetable sides to the main course. “I obviously love cooking for people,” says Tim, who helms six beloved Texas restaurants, including the Lonesome Dove Western Bistro in downtown Austin. “But to me, there’s no greater moment than right before the meal, when everyone finds their place around the table, when the food is ready, and there’s that feeling that a feast awaits. That sweet moment of anticipation gets me every time.”
A RELAXED TABLE MEANS RELAXED GUESTS. IF YOU’RE HAVING FUN, IT’S MUCH MORE LIKELY YOUR GUESTS WILL BE, TOO. — TIM LOVE