I don’t usually post about cooking or food preparation. The reason is really simple; I’m a TERRIBLE cook. I don’t enjoy cooking and I avoid it as much as possible, but I have had a few successes in the kitchen lately and I like to document my wins so here is my latest triumph.
While I was messing around in the garden I picked a bunch of basil that is starting to flower. When you pick basil, you have to make pesto…it’s in the rule book. I didn’t have pine nuts or olive oil (or fresh garlic) but I made pesto anyway.
My modified pesto recipe
2 cups basil leaves (about)
1/2 cup rice bran oil
1/2 cup roasted macadamia nuts
2 teaspoons powdered garlic
7 thoughts on “Making pesto”
I love basil pesto! One of my favourite things ! However growing basil is Not my forte.
This looks divine and well done to you who doesn’t like cooking 🙂
Thanks 😀. Plant the basil with your tomatoes. They seem to like each other.
I actually remember reading that somewhere: and then promptly forget 🙂
Seems to work. Mine are going nuts.
I shall put it on the ist of things do ‘definitely’ do 🙂
Oh…I have one of those lists.