A Cook's Diary

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Made a dozen traditional English-style cream buns instead of a birthday cake for Pippa:

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This one is new to me, but it looks very good.

A Happy Birthday to Pippa!

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A) happy birthday Pippa

b) fedex leftovers asap :D :D

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Second batch of basil harvested this morning, and a whole armful of fragrant stalks and leaves turned into 2 bottles of pesto. We'll let the plants grow up again and re-harvest, often getting three or four batches in the season. The canning craze has left the shops bereft of 250ml bottles, so these are 500ml.
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Super easy to make. Place leaves in food processor with olive oil, pine nuts, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, pine nuts and grated parmesan. Blitz till it looks like pesto. Add more of each and blitz again till all leaves are used. Place in sterilized, cooled bottles, top up with oil, then seal and freeze till required (will keep 2-3 years in freezer). My favourite use is to spread on a pizza base before the tomatoes, but it's good with crusty bread, tomatoes and red wine too.
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i made pesto a few weeks ago and used a mortar and pestle. fantastic. Definitely need to make it more often because its soooooo tasty. Wish i had known it's easy to freeze leftovers

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Third and final crop for 2020 harvested today. A month of growth, and two hours of leaf-picking results in six little bottles of the finest pesto you could desire:

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