What's on the menu?

What's on the menu?

Sunday, 26 May 2013

How To Make Your Own Green Pesto

A guide to making your own green pesto with recipes and serving suggestions. 

Make your own pesto at home
Pesto from a jar is great- it's quick and convenient however there's nothing quite like freshly made Pesto sauce when you go to an Italian restaurant. The fresh ingredients from restaurant Italian Pesto give a better flavour.
Would you like to make your own Pesto at home? It's very easy to make, only requires a few ingredients and can be made relatively inexpensively. 
Below are a few of my personal favourite homemade green Pesto recipes.
Traditional Pesto sauce originates from the Genoa region of Northern Italy generally comprising basil, garlic, olive oil, pine nuts, Parmegiano Regiano (Parmesan) hard cheese and salt.
Below are 3 simple recipes for homemade Pesto to try at home.
Basil and Lemon Thyme Pesto with diced Pepperoni for a salty kick
Homemade basil pesto with chorizo
  1. Basil and Walnut Pesto
  2. Basil and Lemon Thyme Pesto
  3. Traditional Genovese Green Pesto

Friday, 24 May 2013

Han Dynasty- Chinese Hot Pot Food In Nottingham

Chinese Hot Pot Food At The Han Dynasty

A friend recently fancied trying something new food wise. She'd heard of Han Dynasty on Mansfield Road, Nottingham through the grapevine and thought it might be an opportunity to try something different to the usual 'all you can eat' Chinese restaurant.
Unfortunately the web address isn't the most inspiring. Handynasty.co.uk sounds more like a website where some bizarre sexual acts take place but visitors need not worry.