The title says it all, when I saw that one of my favorite bloggers got inspired by her boss to make homemade pesto, I just had to try it too! Stella's blog is such a delight to read, her words so fresh and you could see through her amiable personality right through her blog! And if that wasnt enough, she lives in beach paradise Mauritius!
Please head on over to her mouthwatering pesto recipe, which I dutifully followed (except I had to substitute pine nuts for walnuts). The walnuts are actually a very good substitute, in this land where pine nuts are hard to come by. The pesto is so refreshing, so easy to make and it keeps well too. Ive had my jar for over a week now, and whenever we get a craving for pasta, all we have to do is cook our pasta al dente, take the jar from the ref and toss the pesto with the pasta! And then you can let your imagination go wild at this point - you could add sundried tomatoes as Stella did, or sardines, or anchovies, even capers if you like! But i wanted mine plain and refreshing, and so just tossed it and added a bit more olive oil. Nothing could be more refreshing than the sweet sweet aroma of fresh basil!
Thank you for the recipe Stella! Will definitely make it again and again! I hope that you continue to go blogging on and on and on... as a constant reader, I continue to be inspired to cook and bake!:)