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Fresh basil pesto: Recipe and playlist

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The humble pesto: is there anything that isn’t improved by a big dollop of basil? This is one of those recipes that is so easy, and so quick, I’m annoyed at myself for not making it before. I’ve treated myself to the odd jar of fresh pesto at the farmers market, but mainly I’ve ploughed through jar after jar of Sacla.

If you have a spare five minutes, this is perfect for a quick midweek meal, either on pasta, or whatever your pesto preference. And you’ll feel so much more satisfied than reaching for that stockpiled Sacla.  

Pesto on pasta

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Mozzarella and tomato puff pastry tart: Recipe and playlist

The Food Glorious Foods blog hiatus is over. Many apologies for my lack of posting. Without ranting too much, I was debit-card-less for about three weeks and consequently living out of the freezer and off Heinz tomato soup (as much as I love it, there’s only so much one can take).

Mozzarella tomato and basil puff pastry tart

However, one (slightly too large) Asda shop later and the cooking is back on the go.

Here’s a simple recipe to re kick-start everything: a mozzarella, tomato, basil and pesto puff pastry tart. It looks tasty, tastes tasty and is generally tasty.

It makes a great starter, a light lunch, or make a giant one to demolish for a main course.


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