It was Kings day yesterday, our biggest National Holiday and since I've certainly had my share of partying ;) I'd normally would have escaped Amsterdam from all the craziness, but due to my work schedule I wasn't able to get away this time. so, A. and I decided to go for a quick stroll along the Prinsengracht to check out the vintage market before hitting our bed for an all day film marathon instead!
It sure was worth to walk around cause look what I've found!! A beautiful little mortal and pestle, originally used for medicinal purposes but from now on it will be used in my kitchen to grind all sorts of herbs and spices into curry pastes, dressings and pesto's! And who doesn't love a good bargain, the previous owners sold it to me for only 2 Euro's! Lucky me!
Scroll down for my super easy to make basil pesto, I never use cheese when making pesto by the way so I guess that makes it a vegan pesto too! I hope you like it!
a bunch of basil (I used the whole bunch of the image down below)
3 garlic gloves
2 hands of roasted pine nuts
salt and pepper to taste
I mean, of course it's way more convenient to use a small kitchen machine to make this pesto, but honestly, using a mortar and pestle to make this pesto was just way more fun and even therapeutic to me!
Music I listened to while making this:
Première Gymnopédie by Erik Satie
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In other words, this stuff is damn good for us!
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