Tag Archive: Pesto

Pasta with walnut pesto

August 1, 2018

Needless to say, I can eat pasta every day, love it and I never tire of a good pasta dish. One of my favourite sauces is a nut based pesto. In the summer, while I have beautiful fresh flat leaf parsley growing in my rooftop garden I try to use it as much as possible and a pesto is one of the best way to feature it. The combination of walnuts and parsley is perfect in this recipe.... View Article

New potatoes and yellow beans with Spanish green sauce – Mojo Verde

July 11, 2016

I was looking back at our two months stay in Spain a couple of years ago and remembered the roasted vegetables I used to order at various restaurants. It was not easy to find vegetarian options on the jamon Iberico and seafood focused menus and I often had to create my own lunch or dinner from side dishes they offered. There is an art to travelling vegetarian and I think I have mastered it. This is... View Article

Pasta with parsley pesto and roasted tomatoes on the vine

June 8, 2016

I am doubling up on recipes lately. Same as the previous zucchini “noodles” recipe but with real pasta this time. I was fascinated by the way chefs roll up the pasta into a cylinder and had to figure it out. I think it’s coming along and it was fun. I used a two pronged grill fork, wrapped the pasta around it, placed it on the plate and pulled the fork out. If you have dexterity,... View Article

Pasta with Garlic Scape Pesto

July 18, 2015

Garlic scape is a new item in my kitchen. Somehow it escaped the range of my rather extensive vegetable repertoire and I have never cooked with it before. My friend Jeannette brought them to my attention last year after she was invited to a garlic farm and urged by the farmer to pick as many garlic scapes as she could. She ended up making garlic scape pesto and brought over a couple of jars filled... View Article

Parsley Pesto

September 28, 2014

I find that I keep referring to this recipe so often in my posts (using it in other recipes) that I thought I’d dedicate a separate post to it so it’s easier to refer to. I have this huge flat leaf parsley herb growing on the patio and I constantly chop off armfuls of stems to make this versatile pesto. I keep it in small jars in the fridge or freeze it for longer life.... View Article

White Asparagus with Warm Macadamia Pesto

March 13, 2014

As I write these words asparagus spears in France, Holland, Spain, California and elsewhere are beginning to push out from below the soil reaching for the first rays of sun to fuel the photosynthesis process and turn them green. This is true for green asparagus but not so for white. White asparagus, the same species as the green, remains white because it is grown in the dark under a mound of soil (and sometimes black plastic... View Article