Posts Tagged ‘basil’

Recipe: Artichoke & Cannellini Bean Dip

It’s been a little while since I’ve shared a dip recipe with you lovely folk, but I’m back with an absolute winner today. I spent the shortest day of the year at a Winter Solstice event with some friends (complete with an amazing bonfire!) and we took along a little picnic of snacky foods, and this artichoke & cannellini bean dip was one of my contributions. It’s incredibly simple to make but carries quite the flavour punch, so it’s a definite winner in my books!

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Recipe: Ricotta Stuffed Mini Capsicums

As you may have seen in my January Balcony Garden update I now have a mini capsicum plant which was getting rather laden with gorgeous orange peppers. There was really only one thing to do with them when they ripened – stuff them with cheese! I was even able to flavour them with herbs from my balcony and lemon from my parents, so it really is a homegrown affair! So here they are, my ricotta stuffed mini capsicums!

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Recipe: Sundried Tomato & Ricotta Dip

If you’ve been around these parts for long then you’ll know I’m a rather large fan of homemade dips, there are so many flavour combinations and they’re generally super easy to whip up, so making them at home just makes sense! Today’s recipe is no exception, it’s full of flavour and it takes under 15 minutes to prepare, can’t go wrong with that!

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Balcony Gardening & Basil and Mint Pesto

One of the things that attracted me to my little apartment when I was house hunting was the balcony. It’s a pretty decent size, north facing and covered so it is protected from the elements. It’s a lovely place to sit and read the paper on the weekend, or have a glass of wine after work, but I also hoped it would have great potential for growing some herbs and vegetables.

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Recipe: Sundried Tomato & Feta Tarts

To commiserate the end of our little break over the Christmas/New Year period, B and I decided to make the most of Melbourne finally turning on some sunshine and headed out for a picnic. I love everything about picnics – preparing the food, packing the picnic basket (probably because B bought me an awesome old fashioned basket for my birthday a few years back!), lying in the sunshine and of course, eating the food. I generally waaaay over cater, and this was no exception, but I prefer to have lots of different things to eat even if that means bringing a lot back home again!

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