So my friend is back from her holiday in Liguria, her homeland. Thursday afternoon went by with some good storytelling, lots of espresso and some rosemary focaccia. From the bag lots of goods were taken out, some local cheese, more focaccia, limoncello and some Pesto alla Genovese… so delightful that I thought perhaps I can give it a go in the week and try to make my own! I’ve looked for some help on Sweet Paul's blog. This is his recipe , with a slight variation to the traditional recipe, a chunky pesto.
Makes about 1 cup
2 1/2 cups fresh basil
1/4 pine nuts, toasted
1 clove garlic
1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
Place basil, pine nuts and garlic on cutting board.
Use a mezzaluna or a large knife, finely chop the ingredients.
Place in a bowl, add parmesan and oil.
Mix to combine.
Season with salt and pepper.
Cover with plastic wrap.
Can be refrigerated up to 2 days.
Then it was Friday, and the postman rang the bell for a delivery… some of my latest idea, my own card design for StraneSarte (…will show you on Monday).
Then anything but the computer, was getting my attention and so I went out, in desperate need of inspiration… Instead I came back with a pair of shoes…..!Photos by Ellen Silverman