Blackcurrants ready to pick
What a harvest!
The same blackcurrants fresh from the freezer dusted with sugar
Confiture de Cassis - Blackcurrant Jam
Once the jam was done I harvested three basil plants. Having just read a report that quite a lot of commercial pestos were found to be contaminated (this being a German and Swiss consumer warning) I found myself (kind of perverse, I know) yearning for some pasta al pesto which, once you know how easy it is to make yourself there is no need to buy the ready made stuff. Plus when you prepare it yourself you can be pretty sure there won't be nasty surprises.
Basil leaves (lots), pine nuts, freshly grated parmesan, 2 garlic cloves, olive oil
Blitz et voilà:
Best ever pesto!
Lunch today: pasta al pesto decorated with a few cherry tomatoes
Clafoutis Provençal - with zucchini, olives, cherry tomatoes, garlic