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4 Your Garden: Making the perfect pesto from your garden

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OKLAHOMA CITY - Backyard barbecues are a common sight in summer, and homemade Italian food can't be beat.

Pesto is a favorite for pasta, bruschetta and other foods, and using fresh herbs for your garden is a great way to celebrate summer.

And you don't have to have tons of basil to do it!

Gardening guru Linda Vater stopped by our studios to show how to make the perfect pasta.

Check out Vater's gardening pictures, ideas and recipes on her blog.