dinner from scratch

homemade pesto, originally uploaded by mintyfresh.

It's been hot here for so long that I've forgotten how to cook things that involve heat - using the stove for anything has been an impossibility.

But a break in the heat meant I could spend some time in the kitchen for a change, with burners on, and everything!

Today's project? Homemade pesto from the field of basil we have growing on the balcony, and fresh fettucine, the perfect use for the Tipo 00 flour I scored the other day.

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While the process takes patience, the end result is totally worth it.