As you all know I just love pesto, I’ve made it with everything from the usual herbs to veggies, weeds and even fruit. I’ve even made pesto ice-cream and writted a book about the stuff, so making pesto butter seemed totally logical to me.
Dips for me are a must-have for everything from picnics, to BBQs, parties to lunches or nibbles and drinks with family and friends. This simple spinach and ricotta dip ticks all the boxes and is healthy too so what’s not to like about it.
I love sardines, both those from a tin (can’t beat them on toast) to fresh sardines. I really developed a taste for those when I worked in The Algarve a good few years ago. These sardines with beetroot and blueberry salsa are just my thing.
I love nasturtiums and plant them every year. Their colourful petals are to bright and sunny against all the greenery of my herbs and the whte of the giant dasies that are prolific in my garden. I use them in this nasturtium pesto and lots of other recipes too.
Yes you did read that right, strawberry basil pesto, a sweet pesto, what a novelty! The word pesto comes from the Italian to pound and as you make this in the same way as you make other pestos, the lack of parmesan and garlic, oh and okay olive oil doesn’t really matter, at least not…
As you all know I love pesto in all it’s forms, so much so I made an eBook all about it, my Passion For Pesto. Anyway one of the recipes in there is this Nut Free Pesto because all those folks out there with nut allergies really shouldn’t miss out on the wonders of pesto!
Come on, how many people think that pesto is only made with basil, if you do you won’t be the only one. So many people think of pesto as the green jars of basil stuff in the supermarket, making your own is a breeze and there are lots of different types, this lovage and walnut…
Baked cod gremolata is a tasty and healthy supper dish, low in the carb department, high in the protein, fiber, vitamins and health. Throw in the fact that it tastes damn good and you really do have a dish that ticks all the boxes, who can argue with that.