Let’s jump right into the new year with a recipe, and when I finally finish my 2010 goals, you’ll be the first to know. I made this walnut pesto from Smitten Kitchen and then served it along with fresh bread and crackers at a small gathering of old and new friends (and loyal blog readers!) It was good, but it didn’t have the ‘wow’ factor I expected. The group seemed to like it though, and it wins points for being fairly easy to put together in advance. The rest of the fresh thyme is now stored in the freezer, so I’ll be putting that to good use in another recipe this winter.