Basil and Sage Pesto with Macadamia Nuts
A couple of years ago I posted a sage and lovage pesto as part of a friend’s birthday high tea. Her birthday has come around again today and it reminded me that many people think of pesto as basil and pine nuts, which is true. They are the ingredients of a classic Pesto Genovese. There […]Continue reading
Garlic Scape Hummus, Pesto and Bread, Oh my!
Three more ideas for making use of those lovely garlic scapes before moving on. If scapes are new to you, here is an introduction. The tried and true go to is a scapes pesto. This version is made with Asiago cheese and pine nuts. It is absolutely possible to make substitutions if walnuts and Parmesan […]Continue reading
Labour Day weekend, I worked in the garden, fixing our side of the new retaining wall the neigbours had built this summer. That gave the “weeds” the freedom of a lovely summer as I am not good in heat. Summer has however come to an end. I will always say, please, pick only what you […]Continue reading
One of the other prep items for the Fall High Tea I mentioned yesterday is a sage pesto. It is intended as a garnish for chicken mushroom pockets. Pesto is a quick and easy thing to prepare. Getting all the layers of flavour to come together to suit your taste is the trick. I would […]Continue reading
Pesto, Pistou and pestle with a Citrus-Mint Pesto recipe
Pesto or pestâ in Genoese, means to pound or crush and has come, in North America, to mean a Pesto Genovese, made from fresh basil leaves, garlic, pine nuts, olive oil and grated hard cheese often parmigiano-reggiano. The English word pestle is sourced from the same root. Pistou is a French variation with a mixture […]Continue reading