all about that pesto

I share this a lot – but it’s so good! I whipped up a batch of basil pesto yesterday afternoon for tea tonight – all ready to go – just gonna whip up a quick salsa with avocado, tomato and diced red onion with a red wine vinegar dressing and put the pasta on. I…

salad days – carrot salad for Mexican

As a result of a few ingredients around the house – this salad promised, and delivered. We had pre-made tortillas and beans and frozen, so it was a quick meal to put together on a Friday night when no one wants too many dishes to do afterwards. The salad was teamed with a dollop of natural yoghurt…

new salsation – capsicum + corn salsa

After not having tortillas for awhile it has been tortilla city at our place of late! This is a salsa I have made a few times to go with various fillings and really enjoyed – a good tartness from the lime, subtle heat from the chilli and sweetness from the veggies. salsa (start the dressing…

aioli day and aioli night – homemade preserved lemon aioli

Preserved lemon aioli The preserved lemon through the aioli is a nice touch and something different. I really like the taste of the diced bits of the lemon. 2 whole eggs – using whole eggs makes it lighter than just the yolks. But I also make with 1 whole egg and 1 yolk sometimes. 1 med-large…

chicks on peas – hummus

Makes enough as a dip on a cheese plate for 4 people. Can be done in a food mixer, mortar and pestle or tall jug/large bowl and stick blender. 400g can chickpeas 1 large garlic clove. (Microplane if you are using a mortar and pestle to make the hummous) roughly chop for mixer ½ cup…

pesto on my mind

After making Margherita pizzas last week, I was hanging out for more basil – just as much as Friday. And I couldn’t wait until October/November when we would have it in the garden. So I decided to make basil pesto this weekend. Cass taught me to make pesto. I also learnt from him to use almonds…

guac-amore

This is appropriately named as who doesn’t love avocado? – Especially as their guac form. I’d like to put here that my grandma loved avocados so much that she used them in place of kiwi fruit in a trifle – a much loved and reminisced family moment of my grandma – but I think that…

roast potato, roast potato

Yes I have referenced the Wiggles. Who else for this type of meal? It’s the time of year for roast potatoes. Well, in my household it’s always the time for these but in Winter, more so. This recipe will give crispy crunch on the outside, soft on the inside. As many potatoes as you want….