Pesto Spaghetti with Mozzarella and Roasted Vine Tomatoes

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The wonderful thing about this time of the year is the great variety of produce you can get from the market. I go to a nearby shop and buy stuff to get home. On the days where I’m working from home are the best days to experiment. I cook breakfast, lunch, sometimes desert, and even dinner if I’m staying home at night.


I recently received a bunch of basil. The most obvious thing to do is pesto. The first thing to do with pesto is add it to pasta. Then adding cheese. But what’s not so usual is roasting vine tomatoes and adding them to the dish. And that’s what I did. Pretty Genius, no? *pulling a Kanye moment* Continue reading

Basic Spaghetti with Tomato Sauce

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In the mood for something quick and delicious?
Quick doesn’t have to mean unhealthy or lacking flavors. The few ingredients in this recipe give the right flavor to give your taste buds a delicious punch. Continue reading

Pesto Fusilli with Grilled Halloumi and Tomatoes

When life gives you basil, you make pesto. Then mix it with pasta.

Isn’t it obvious? It’s basic.
They make a wonderful couple

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For this fresh herbs sauce, use the type of pasta you like. It is recommended though to use one with dents and irregularities for the sauce to have something to hold on to.

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The Basil Plant and The Cactus, and Simple Basil Pesto

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I had a basil plant. I bought it for a friend who wished for one. The plant sat at the kitchen window waiting for me to give it to her or for her to come and claim it. In the meantime, it was being well taken care of. Sitting in the shade, enjoying it’s share of water and light and happily photosynthesising and keeping itself green and alive. Up until early December.

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