Fettuccine with pesto, potato & green beans

pesto

The start of summer means the start of homemade basil pesto. Homemade pesto is a million times better than anything you will buy in the stores and is not very hard. I always make pesto with a mortar and pestle. It allows me to control the consistency and I like being able to see it all come together right in front of your eyes rather than whizzing everything in a blender. This recipe, like many others, is straight Italian Food Safari (Lucio Galletto) and adding potatoes and green beans is a nice variation to traditional basil pesto dishes.

Easter Chocolate Cake

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Cooking is always better when done with a friend. This is a chocolate and orange flourless cake topped with chocolate ganache and Easter decorations from my flatmate. I added extra cocoa to make more of a dark chocolate cake. You can never have too much chocolate over Easter!

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