Pesto
Sep08

Pesto

This is the classic pesto recipe with Basil and Pine Nuts, but cashews and almonds make a great substitute with a little extra oil. Ingredients 2 cups Basil, tightly packed 1 cup pine nuts ½ cup olive oil Salt & Pepper Garlic Light = 5 cloves Mid = 10 cloves Extreme = 20+ cloves   How to make it Peel garlic, wash basil Put everything in the blender Blend, scrape, blend, scrape Serve! Tips & Alternatives Add spinach or any...

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Roast Chilli Dip
Oct07

Roast Chilli Dip

Drew loves chilli so I whipped up a healthy, preservative free dip for him to enjoy with crackers over the xmas period as an alternative to all of the cheesy, dairy based dips we’d been eating. This dip is so simple to make with practically no preparation time required. We picked some chilli’s from Mum’s garden, they’ve had so many that they are a little sick of them so Drew gets a handful every time we visit....

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Sour Cream Crackers

These are great crackers to serve with a good Blue or Camembert. Ingredients 1 3/4 cup Plain flour 1/4 cup S.R. flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 30gm butter 1/2 cup sour cream 1/4 cup water Method Sift flours and salt together Rub in butter till crumbly Add sour cream and water, mix carefully till combined Knead lightly on floured board Divide into 4 pieces Roll out till fairly thin Add desired topping and roll into pastry so it is embedded...

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