One of my favorite herbs has got to be this African Blue Basil I'm using in this week's recipe. I am absolutely obsessed with these big beautiful plants. I clone them constantly hoping to have a half dozen of them around my house (and to give away about a half dozen more).
If you've never made pesto before, you should totally start. It's so simple and easy and incredibly flavorful. Plus, it's one of those meal pieces that can totally be riffed off of. This recipe is just a very basic suggestion. Play around with the spices, the ratios, and even replace some of the other ingredients. It doesn't have to be exact. That's the fun thing about cooking.
This episode also includes a little bonus because I couldn't not try the pesto once it was done. I think if you ever make this, you'll smell why it must be tasted immediately. I threw together a little pasta side dish at the end to show you just how easy it is to use the pesto as part of a meal. With a salad and some seasoned chicken and you're just a dessert away from a tasty meal.
To make the pasta as shown in this episode you'll need a few more ingredients and tools.
Ingredients for Pasta for 1 serving
Tools for Pasta
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