Friday, October 12, 2012

Using up our homegrown Kale!

Delicious kale, potato, bacon & quinoa soup! Thanks @gourmetgirlfriend for recipe! I've got so much kale growing at the moment!
soup cooking away...

The kale in our garden has just gone crazy all of a sudden.  We had planted it from seed but it seemed to take a while to really get going but now, it's all about kale.

The other day I felt like a good bowl of soup, something healthy and hearty to warm me up.  I went to the amazing Gourmet Girlfriend's (the lovely Ruth) blog for her kale, potato and quinoa soup recipe.  It's so quick and easy and I can now testify... delicious!!!

I was so stuffing my face that I didn't take a 'cookbook' shot of the soup in a bowl.  But trust me, this recipe is amazing.  Visit Gourmet Girlfiend for more mouth watering recipes!!!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Pesto Love...

Pesto love
Pesto Love

I have not really been a fan of pesto in the past.  I find the smell of basil pesto a little too overpowering so I've never really gone too crazy about growing basil and making pesto.

Recently we received a huge bunch of lovely organic basil in our weekly fruit and veggie box from Organic Angels.  What was I going to do with it?  Well, I guess when life gives you a bunch of basil, you go and make pesto!

To try and lessen the power of the pesto, I added a good handful of baby spinach to my pesto which gave it a lovely green and made the flavour a bit more subtle.  I know that making pesto is pretty simple but this is what I am using to make mine and to create my Pesto Love!


  • fresh basil leaves
  • fresh baby spinach leaves
  • Parmesan cheese
  • pine nuts
  • salt and pepper
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • good quality olive oil

Give it all a good whiz in the food processor until the flavours and seasonings are to taste and you're happy with the consistency.

I am loving this pesto with some cream on pasta - like a Pasta Genovese style - yum!

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