Been busy lately trying to make the most of the fresh food I have a bought and the herbs I have grown.
This is my version of oregano pesto.
A handful of hazel nuts, or nuts of your choice.
A bunch of baby celery leaves
2 tablespoons of good olive oil
1 tablespoon of grated Parmesan
1 chopped clove of garlic
1 cup of fresh oregano leaves
2 sun dried tomatoes,(I use jar ones in garlic oil )
I use a nutribullet, to grind nuts first.
then add rest of ingredients, keep pulsing till combined, you may have to open the lid and give it a stir now and again.
Add more oil if needed.
You can freeze left overs in a freezer tray.
You can use any herbs you like, I usually use basil, but had loads of oregano in the garden.
Yesterday I made these cushion covers. You can use any small pieces of leftover fabric, I used the original backs because they had a zip. First of all I separated the front from the back, then I laid out all the cut out fabric pinned it in place, then zig zagged it, re joined back and front and there you have it a new cushion cover.
This is so easy and very filling, no sugar or wheat either. Here is the recipe.
175g rolled oats
40g dessicated coconut
70g marg / butter
2 desertspoonful runny honey
1 desertspoonful treacle
40g chopped seeds, I use pumpkin,sesame and sunflower
1 desertspoonful lemon juice
40g chopped dried fruit, I use figs, but any dried fruit is ok.
1. Melt honey,treacle and marg / butter.
2. Add all other ingredients, mix well.
3. Press firm into a square tin, usually makes 8
4. Bake at 150c for 15 to 20 mins.
5. cool for 5 mins slice, leave till cold before lifting.