Well, not really as we’re out at friends for Christmas dinner tonight and it’s going to be lamb. However, it’s sunny here today and not too cold so I’ve been out to pick coriander, sorrel and rocket to make a pesto for a pasta lunch.
I was in a newly opened shop the other day where they are selling local produce and whole foods, what they call a bio shop here in France. They had the tiniest jar of nettle pesto selling for only 5.99 euros….that got me thinking about all the types of pesto you could make from the garden for a lot less that 5.99!
So, today’s pesto is some old rocket (it’s been flowering for about three weeks), coriander (just cut at the base – I’m hoping for another sprouting) and about 12 sorrel leaves. The whizz up includes the greens above and the ingredients you see below – bit of garlic, oil and sunflower seeds – 1/10th the price of pinenuts.
Oops, forgot to mention the cheese – we use this generic hard cheese which works fine. I’ve just tasted it and it’s scrummy – this could turn into a whole range of pestos!