Firstly, I apologise for the post title.
Secondly... I'm starting to cook again! Ever since acquiring a new blender, I have discovered a new love of BLENDING things, and it has deviously tempted and coaxed me back into a world of fresh ingredients, exciting flavours, and, well, actual meals! I used to love cooking. My dad always let me and my sister help him in the kitchen from a young age, so we learnt way back when. I'm not sure what happened, really. Becoming a lazy student at uni, maybe, or having one microwave sized cooker to get by on when I was living in France. Three months after moving in with me a year ago, my housemate still hadn't seen me cook. She had thought I was exaggerating when I told her I didn't. One of the main reasons for this became the washing up - I hate it, and we don't have room for a dishwasher in our kitchen.
But this is a new year, and a new me. I'm getting over the washing up. Moving on. To bigger and better! Well, I say bigger and better... I want to start off small, and simple. So if you'd care to join me on my voyage of discovery, here's a lovely little recipe for some lip-smackingly good pesto! :o)
It takes roughly 10 minutes to make, and to be fair... there is minimal washing up involved.
You will need:
30g fresh basil (roughly. If you want to chuck in some more, go for it. I wouldn't use any less, though)
100g chopped walnuts
50g parmesan cheese
2 cloves of garlic, or 2 heaped tsps of lightly roasted garlic
150ml extra virgin olive oil
Sea salt to taste
1. Heat small frying pan over low heat. Cook the walnuts (cheaper than buying pine nuts and still taste great!) until golden, shaking occasionally.
2. Put into food processor with all of the other ingredients, and blend, blend, blend!
3. Store in an air tight jar, cover with a little extra oil, and store in the fridge. This pesto will last for up to two weeks, but tastes best the next day.
Serve stirred into pasta and pancetta/ spread on bread and top with chicken and melted cheese/ just eat with a spoon!
You might also like...
A little while ago, me and Tora set ourselves a challenge to find the best afternoon tea in Brighton. It was safe to say that Blackbird was ...
I've nearly caught up with all my photos since getting my computer back! (Just me that's excited about that? Ok, just checking). S...
Last weekend, Sarah, Justine and I dressed all in black, and painted the town red. And sat in a bar with a purple wall. It was the cute cafe...
So a little while ago, I went to Terre a Terre in Brighton, and decided that I wanted to give one of their Rosti recipes a go myself. I ha...
I love a good kebab. What's not to love? Meat, mmm. Fresh salad, mmm. Fresh houmous, mmm . I went to a great little Turkish restaurant f...
The other weekend, I jumped on a train and went to visit some of my pals in Hitchin. Hitchin is a market town in Hertfordshire, which I'...
It's Friiiday! I'm hoping this weekend is going to be as good as last. The one just gone, I hopped on the train to London to meet so...
WAIT!! If you're going to be waking up in Brighton tomorrow morning, and are just about to make your lunch to take in to work... PUT THA...
Good morning, and Happy Sunday! So, remember a while ago, I made my Rosti Relocated ? Yeah, I kind of messed up the poached egg on that....
Happy V-Day one and all! Whether you're sharing today with (or just thinking of) your other half, friends, or family, I wish you a very ...