Recipe #3 - Pasta & pesto
But before you head to the supermarket to buy a jar of the stuff, make your own and be in for a real treat.
I could find the basil in my garden with my eyes closed, just follow the buzzing of the bees, they love the stuff. And with the collapse of the honey bee population (link) the little fellas can use some help.
Two hands of basil leaves and if you have it add a hand of rocket and half a hand of parsley leaves, otherwise substitute with more basil. Wash and dry and put in the kitchen machine, add a chunk of parmesan cheese, two small cloves of garlic, a good glug of olive oil and a big hand of toasted nuts (pine nuts would be the most authentic, I use macadamia's). Add ground pepper and a little salt and whizz the lot until you got a nice chunky paste. Spoon into jars, a small layer of olive oil on top with make it keep its colour.
Pesto will keep in the fridge for several weeks.
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