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homemade pesto

31 May 2012

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After last month’s cooking club challenge of macaroons I was keen for something less finicky and fussy! I decided to set a theme that could be interpreted freely by everyone…

make something from scratch that you would normally buy in a jar/carton/bottle/packet

Pesto. It’s really just a perfect excuse to buy some cute herb pots from the farmers market and enjoy the temporary addition to my little urban garden.

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Basil, pine nuts, parmesan cheese and olive oil and I was in business.

I decorated the jar with brown paper and ribbon that I’ve been using to wrap my cards. Into the fridge it went until a weekend lunch of calamari, rocket (arugula) and BBQ’d mushrooms filled with my pesto. (I just twisted out the stalks, turned them upside down and filled them).

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Check out these ladies who have also participated in this month’s cooking club. Please don’t be shy about leaving me a comment if you want to join in next month’s club. It’s not competitive and is just about fun and sharing our kitchen adventures.

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7 Responses
  1. May 31, 2012

    I bet it smells great.

  2. May 31, 2012

    Yum, love your photos. Homemade pesto is hard to beat. I have recently discovered your blog via Georgia at Bakery Bookery. Your posts are full of beautiful inspiration!

  3. May 31, 2012

    YUM! And your photos are perfection, as usual

  4. June 1, 2012

    I love the way you decorated the jar before putting in the fridge and then using it for a weekend lunch, it must have been so much than the shop bought.
    Count me into next months club, I hope it’s not to challenging!
    Sarah x

  5. June 4, 2012

    what fun! and so yummy to have ready to use.

  6. June 5, 2012

    LOVE homemade pesto. I made some for the first time a few months ago and was amazed at how it smells so incredible and tastes nothing like the store bought variety

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