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Friday, July 29, 2005

Basil! Basil!

We've not gone yet, you see.

Did you know that you don't need to keep buying those little plastic pots of growing Basil? Just buy one pot, or sow your own Basil seeds on the window sill. Then just cut a stem off the plant and put it in a glass of water. Quite soon it will have developed an abundance of roots and you can pot it up and so on and so on.

If you've got a little liquidiser or small food processor it is easy to make pesto sauce to mix with spaghetti. Just put 2 garlic cloves, 3oz walnuts and 4 fl ox olive oil in the machine and chop it all up small, add 2oz basil leaves and whizz til it's smooth. Mix this in a saucepan with 2oz melted butter and 2 or 3oz grated parmesan and then stir it in to the pasta. The sauce also freezes well if you leave out the butter and cheese.


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