Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Making pesto and drying figs

Yes the current days activity;  Mmn! the smell of fresh basil fills the house - love it!
The recipe I use is at http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/fresh_basil_pesto/  but i modify it by using mostly rapeseed oil and cashews instead of pine nuts for economy.   We bottle it and freeze it for a winter treat (I know people warn against freezing cheese but we have had no problem with it)
The figs we are cutting into quarters, removing any thick skin and drying in the solar dryer or by the stove to use as dried fruit in baking.   In years to come I hope to have seedless grapes (now growing in the polytunnel) to dry for raisins etc. for the same purpose.

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