I’m a little sad about this week’s Fresh Breeze, because my favourite plan didn’t work out at all. It is still there and I’ll do it some other week, but I had to come up with a replacement.
My diet has been rather boring lately and so I decided to try something new as far as food is concerned. I went shopping and came home with a large selection of delicious supplies – and ended up with too little time to prepare everything I had in mind for this week’s post.
BUT I proudly declare I have made my very first Pesto Genovese. I have always loved to eat it and why – until this week – I never made some myself is a mystery to me. It was a lot easier than I had anticipated and a lot faster too.
This was my first try, so the proportions of the ingredients aren’t quite right yet, the taste however is excellent. I mixed extra virgin olive oil, fresh basil, pine nuts, freshly grated parmesan, garlic and a little butter. I didn’t add salt, there was enough in the cheese already. I was a little worried about the results I might get with a blender instead of a mortar, but as you can see above, it worked out just fine.
I have a feeling I’ll not buy mass produced pesto again.