August 19, 2012 at 4:39 PM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Words and Herbs

I’ve mentioned several times that I have a forest of basil in containers on my balcony… 😀  It has done extremely well this year, probably due to the early warmth we had in May, and the relatively mild nights since then.

If grown where it does not get rained on, it thrives!  It also loves heat and sunshine – of which we have had plenty.

As you can imagine, basil pesto has made a regular appearance in my kitchen over the last few weeks. We usually eat it with pasta, but it is also good dolloped on just about any summery dish!

Basil Pesto

  • 3 cups (750ml if placed in a measuring jug) fresh basil leaves (no stems!)
  • 3/4 cup (45g) pine nuts
  • 1/4 cup (15g) cashew nuts
  • 1 or 2 garlic cloves
  • salt and black pepper
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) olive oil
  • 1/2 cup (50g) grated parmesan cheese

Whizz everything

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