Awesome Farm Pesto Eggs and Farm Camp Recap by Finian

Please welcome our middle son, Finian, in his first ever blog post! It’d be AWESOME if you could comment to Finn what you think of his post and let him know if you want him to write more, and what about. Finian is 6 years old and was SUPER excited to be old enough to attend farm camp with Cole this year. He and Cole came up with the idea themselves to put their favorite pesto, a recipe from Arcadia that we share below, with eggs. They made it for their grandmother’s birthday and it was a hit with everyone!

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This was my first year going to Arcadia Farm Camp. I liked it a lot! I didn’t get to go last year with Cole because I wasn’t old enough yet. This year I was!

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My favorite things were finding the bad bugs on the plants and getting to feed them to the chickens! I also liked planting pumpkins and getting to bring home my seedling to grow for Halloween!

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Cole and I both picking vegetables when they were ripe. And we both got certificates for knowing about bugs. Some kind of bugs hurt the plants (like Chinese beetles) and some bugs help the plants (like bees and worms). Arcadia even has a bee home that is for the honey bees to help the plants.

When my parents and Wesley came for the end of camp party we got to help make all the food for the party. We made the food with things we picked at the farm! I got to help make the pesto and it was so yummy! Cole and I liked it so much we wanted to share the recipe with our grandmother that weekend.

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Daddy put the yummy pesto on these delicious eggs. My favorite part is noodles with the runny yoke. I really like runny yokes. Also, I like to have farm camp food because it’s so fresh. When we made this pesto it was a lot of fun to pick the leaves of basil from our garden. But our garden is too small. I want to have a big one again like we used to have. I want to grow more food in our garden, too! Now that I have been to farm camp I know how to help my parents start a garden next year.

Baked Eggs in a Nest with Farm Fresh Pesto


    Original Cheese Recipe
  • 1/2 C walnuts
  • 15 basil leaves
  • 1/4 C parmesan cheese
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 C olive oil
  • Pseudo-Cheese Version
  • 1/2 C walnuts
  • 15 basil leaves
  • 1/4 C cashews, soaked overnight
  • 2 tsp nutritional yeast
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 C olive oil
  • Non-Cheese Version
  • 10 basil leaves, torn into small pieces
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • For the Eggs
  • 1/2 spaghetti squash
  • 6 eggs


  1. Preheat over to 350 degrees
  2. Cook squash either by roasting cut side for 30 minutes or microwaving for 10 minutes.
  3. Scoop out squash noodles and arrange into 6 rings, about 1 1/2" wide, in a baking dish.
  4. Crack an egg into each squash ring.
  5. If using the Cheese or Pseudo Cheese version of the pesto, combine all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until combined.
  6. If using the Non-Cheese version, use a mortar and pestle to grind and combine the ingredients.
  7. Bake in the oven for 15-18 minutes, or until egg white is cooked through but yolk is still runny.
  8. Spoon pesto on top of the eggs to serve, about 1 Tbsp for each. There will likely be leftover pesto.

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I wonder if next year when I go to farm camp what foods we’ll make. I also want to be able to find a caterpillar next time!

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  • Jm

    Hi Finian! What an awesome experience you had at camp! So glad you were old enough to go this year. It sounds like you learned a lot and had lots of fun. Thank you for sharing your adventure! What other fun facts do you know?

  • Crystal@wholefedhomestead.com

    Great job Finian! The eggs look great! And I think I need to hire you guys, “the bug experts,” to come pick the bad bugs out of my garden!

  • Jeremy Huerta-Miller

    I was very excited to see this post! I would love to read more from Finian! I am trying to shift my family’s diet to more paleo and would love to learn what Finian and his brothers like and how they think I could get my son (9) and daughter (4) more interested.

  • Gunnhild

    Hi Finian – what a great post! I got really hungry while eating as the pictures were great too! And now you really got me inspired to grow spaghetti squash in my garden next year – thanks!

  • Anne

    Great job Finian!! Pesto is one of my favorite condiments. I can’t wait to try this on my eggs this weekend.

  • Awesome dish Finn, I really enjoyed reading your post and hope you will share more! I’m saving this recipe to try 🙂

  • Wow, what a great recipe Finian!! I really LOVE pesto & runny yolk eggs too!! Congrats on the bug expert certificate at farm camp! It’s so cool that you’re learning about all of the bugs & how plants grow at such a young age! Good for you! 🙂

  • Darcie

    Great post Finian! I really like runny yolks too. You and Cole look like you had such a fun time at farm camp. I started a garden last year with my boys after reading about your family in your Eat Like a Dinosaur cookbook. You are great role models for other kids – keep up the good work! I look forward to more posts about your favorite foods 🙂

    • Thank you for the kind words – and happy to hear you are enjoying our posts and book!

  • Amy

    Great post Finian! I thought about signing my oldest up for the camp this year, but decided it would be easier on Mommy if I waited until my youngest was old enough too. I’ll definitely be signing up next year. It sounds like it was a great camp and you learned a lot and had a lot of fun. Good luck on growing your own garden next year!

  • Aleen

    Good job, Finn! Thanks for telling us about the bugs that can harm plants and for sharing such an awesome recipe!

  • Abby Wiley Frelich

    I wish there was a camp like that in Delaware for my 6 year old to attend! Great post, Finian!

  • Veronica Hummel

    I can’t wait to try your recipe Finian! Great post. I wish could help me learn about the bugs in my garden. .

  • Holly

    Great post! This looks so yummy, the only thing I can’t decide is whether to have it for breakfast or for lunch!

  • Well done, Finian! My family is slowly going paleo, and I would love to hear more about the things you like to cook. I think it might inspire my six year old.

  • Kate @eatrecyclerepeat

    Finian! I love this post. It was so cool to hear about the difference between good bugs and bad bugs. I want to go to farm camp! And this sounds like the perfect breakfast – I am going to make it this weekend for me and my sister. Please write as many blog posts as you want!

  • KK

    Finn, your recipe looks SO SO SO delicious that I’m bookmarking it so that I can try it for Saturday brunch this weekend! Thank you so much for sharing your experience and a yummy recipe that I can share with my Mom and Grandma. YAY!

  • Kristen

    Thanks for sharing with us, Finian! These eggs look delicious! And it was fun reading about your adventures at camp. I bet a lot of adults would want to go to a place like that too! 🙂

  • Yum, this sounds good! I like pesto and I like eggs but I have never had them together! We are growing basil in our garden so I’ll have to try this recipe soon. Farm camp sounds really fun, too! But I would not be the best bug collector like you — I think they’re gross! 🙂

  • lewaletzko

    I grew up on a farm and I LOVE that you got to experience the fun at farm camp. Can’t wait to see your next post.

  • Fantastic post Finian. I would have been super jealous about not being able to go last year.
    I love my eggs runny too… now I’m hungry. I’ll be adding this recipe to the list, thanks for sharing.

  • Terri

    Finian, thank you for posting about how much fun Farm Camp was! It sounds like a lot of fun! You said that you want to plant a big garden with your parents, what do you want to have in the garden? Please give updates on your Halloween pumpkin, I would love to see how big it is getting! Thank you for posting such a great story!

  • Hi, Finian! I’m a big fan of pesto and runny yokes, too! Your recipe looks delicious, and I bet my family would love it.
    I can’t wait until kids are old enough to go to Farm Camp; yours looks like so much fun.
    I would love it if you posted more; this was a great post, and it’s so good to hear about food and how you’re learning about it from someone who isn’t an adult.I’d like to know more about what you, as a kid, like- what are some of your favorite foods, how did your parents teaching you about eating well, why do you like to eat the way you do, and anything else you want to share.
    Thank you for sharing this post; I look forward to more!

  • A @ www.thefoodieteen.com

    Hey Finn! I loved your post – those awesome farm pesto eggs look amazing! I would LOVE to go to farm camp, and it looks like you had a great time! I’d love to hear more about your pumpkin seedling in the future – you’ll have to share a yummy pumpkin recipe with us for Halloween!

  • Jenna

    way to go Finian! That farm camp sounds awesome! I would love to hear more about what foods you help your parents make at home and what foods you like to share with others 🙂 It was very kind of you to make a yummy meal for your Grandma.

  • Kalli

    Great idea to pair pesto with eggs. Going to have to try that out with some of the basil from my garden. Can’t wait to read about and try out more of your recipes. Thanks so much!

  • Diana La Point

    I wish you could pick the bad bugs off in my garden!

  • Alex B.

    Sounds like you had a great time, Finian! I really enjoyed reading your post. I think gardening is a great goal–that way you know exactly how your food is being grown. I’d love to hear about your gardening experiences if you do start a garden this summer! 🙂 This recipe sounds great, too!

  • forazw

    Great recipe, Finian, & you did a wonderful job on the post!
    Keep them coming.

  • Courtney F

    Holy moley, great post Finn! I have a nephew your age and he loved the post too! He said that Farm Camp sounds awesome and he wants me to find him one to go to as well! He and I also love runny eggs with pesto! Keep writing great blog posts, we’ll definitely be reading them :o)

  • Suzanne Clark

    Thanks Finn!
    Keep farming! Keep blogging! You are an inspiration. Can’t wait to make eggs in a nest with pesto!!!