Home made *Pesto*

Easy peasy recipe for making your very own basil pesto... 

Ingredients for Basil Pesto

2 cups basil
1/4 cup of parmesan cheese
1/4 cup of pine-nuts/sunflower seeds
2 garlic cloves
1 Tbs (tablespoon) lemon juice
pinch of salt
1/2 cup Virgin Olive Oil
**all of the above can be adjusted to your own taste**

Step 1: You gotta get yourself a basil plant first, which I guess makes the rest of this post void of you ain't got no basil :) click here for more info on growing basil from seed. 
Once you have yourself a a basil planet, get to picking! Gather up a whole load of leaves (the more the better) and give them a rinse.

Step 2: Roast the nuts/seeds in a pan on a very low heat

Step 3: With a blender/mixer, grind up the nuts/seeds, while slowly adding the rest of the ingredients

And hey presto...your very own pesto :)

**Yummy on pasta, but most especially on warm toast with butter...