The 20 basil plants (or thereabouts) I planted last Spring have mostly been pulled up. A couple of weeks ago I sat in the sun on the back porch and pulled the leaves off and ended up with a great big bowl of beautifully smelling leaves. (I love the smell of basil.) Then, me being me, the bowl sat in the fridge for a couple of days while I worked up the courage to make pesto.
We’ve never had pesto on pasta; we just put it on our homemade pizzas. So far, pesto comes in jars from Aldi. So this was all a bit new. I used a recipe from the Everyday Cookbook that comes with the thermomix.
I’ve got no idea why I waited to make it… it took well under a minute to make. Not scary at all.
I froze it in icecube trays, then popped them out into a big plastic bag. I can have pesto any time I want now.
And after having it on pasta when I was scraping out the thermomix bowl, this will definitely be my lunch of choice when I’m home!
(ps: I’ve got my 10 demos for the month booked. Apologies for the sooki la-la post a little while ago. Made a few phone calls and as a result I also have 7 demos already booked for May! The last 3 days of April have my last 3 demos for the month so I’m pushing it down to the line, so I hope no one postpones. But it’s a satisfying feeling to set a goal and then pull out all the stops to reach it.)