I've been lucky enough to try Indira Naidoo's pesto - she's my balcony garden hero as you know - so I cracked open my copy of her book, The Edible Balcony and got to work.
The recipe is actually really easy and that's saying something as I find cooking quite stressful and often get flustered when trying to follow a recipe. That all said I probably should get myself a food processor that's slightly larger than a coffee cup as I ended up making a very VERY big mess.
I added a bit more garlic than called for and also threw in some rocket that I have growing which gave the pesto a nice peppery bite. I found the smell of the basil quite overpowering - to be honest it made it feel a little ill. Someone suggested I try growing a Lemon Basil as the smell is less pungent, but the flavour still works really well in pesto. I also have some organic basil seeds waiting to be planted so we'll see how stinky they turn out to be.
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