Friday, 21 April 2017

Home-made pesto with Mal Pacino

A few weeks ago I went to an Italian-themed charity fundraiser at Blackfriars Settlement. It was really nice. The food was all home-made by Tina's sister.

Blackfriars is a charity for locals in London SE1, where I live. They help old people mostly but anyone is welcome. I know Blackfriars Settlement as my mum cuts hair there and Andrew (my neighbour) helps older people with computers. They are always looking for volunteers and my mum and my neighbour really enjoy helping out.

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At the fundraising dinner they served multiple dishes. First we had a bruschetta and some breadsticks. A while ago fresh tomatoes were the only thing I didn't like, but now is one of my favourite things to eat. It was all so good.

Then we got a green pesto and spaghetti meal. That was my favourite dish of the night. We then had a chicken with mushroom sauce and a salmon with rosemary potatoes. They all had their own tastes which were all superbly cooked.

After the delicious pesto meal I decided to cook some homemade pesto and pasta. This is how it went down.

Me and Andrew have a cooking class where he teaches me to cook various dishes. He has already taught me to cook grilled cheese sandwiches. We made fresh pesto this time.

With a Tupperware Herb Chopper you can easily grind all the ingredients in 5 mins. You can buy it from my colleague the Tupperware Man.

Fresh basil, pine nuts (or walnuts), garlic, grated Parmesan, olive oil, salt and pepper are the only ingrediemts needed to make this superb dish. Then you put them in the grinder 1 at a time in the order above. Then grind every time you put something in.

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I have pesto quite a lot and now I can make it myself - it saves alot of time. After learning how to cook pesto I made it for my family and even my sister absolutely loved it, as you can see from this photo!👌👌👌

Thank you for reading
Be sure to try making the pesto yourself

Maliq the good eater

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