Saturday, April 12, 2008

macro 12 of 30: pond plants

pond plants
Originally uploaded by djbebe
Today was family and gardening - the only crafting I did was make a polo shirt for HandyMan (I still don't have the neck right) and make a basket liner for my nan's wheelie walker (one very happy customer). So not no crafting exactly, but no cutting edge crafting. Now we're watching Storm Boy on the telly.

Speaking of gardening, if you have a coriander plant that is out of control, this is a delicious (and easy) dip/pesto recipe:

1/2 cup macadamia nuts (raw or roasted, if they're salted omit the salt later)
1 small hot red chilli, seeded and chopped (optional)
1/4 - 1/2 cup packed fresh coriander leaves (depends how much you ike coriander)
1/4 cup cold water
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Pulse nuts in food processor/blender until finely chopped.
Add the remaining ingredients and process until smooth.
Serve at room temp; keeps in fridge up to 4 days.
Note it will thicken over time so you may need to add more water later on.


Bec said...

Ooooh, my husband would LOVE this recipe! It has all his favourite ingredients in it. I don't have a coriander plant, but the bunches from the markets are super cheap, so I think we might give this one a go. Thank-you!! Bec.

kristin said...

mmm...coriander pesto...have to give that one a try, sounds interesting