We all went to the Farmers Market in West Bridgford, Nottingham a few weeks ago, and had a smooch around. It’s great for trying out new things, and has lots of locally produced things. Some of our favourites are the ‘Honey man’* who has bee’s in Wollaton, and sells really delicious honey. We also alwys visit the ‘Chilli Couple’* who make so many different chilli sauces, from their home grown chilli’s. We are big fans of their sweet chilli dipping sauce, so much better than any you can get from a supermarket.
*Apologies for not knowing real names.
We came across a new stall that has samples of different pesto’s. We all had a try, there were some really lovely different variations.
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However this is not a sponsored post , they were so delicious I wanted to share them with you.
Firstly Cashew and Rocket:
The pots were 2 for £6 – which I didn’t think was too expensive, as each pot made pasta for two people.
It was delicious, milder in flavour than a standard green pesto, but still very tasty. It had whole cashew nuts in too. I added more oil and basil to this, as it was a little dry. I think however, it was because I used too much pasta for the portion of pesto – I’m greedy!
They each came with a fab recipe card with a couple of idea’s of what you could do with the pesto. As huge pasta lovers, we wanted to try the pesto’s at first with pasta so didn’t follow the card for these, though I will another time.
This was my favourite of the two, I used my new favourite pasta ‘Garofalo’.
I’ve not made pesto for a while, and I’m not sure what the secret is, but it did taste better than any pesto’s that I have made before, the balance of flavours was just perfect. I think perhaps I over power it with basil?
While I’m confessing my love of Pasta, have you tried Garofalo? If not why not? Honestly its the best tasting pasta I have ever had…and we just love it!
I’ve tried a few different variations of Garofalo now, including Gnocchi Sardi (above), Ruote and Lumaconi but my favourite is the whole wheat Mafalda Corta, which in my opinion works really well with tomato based sauces. I can also highly recommend the Orzo, and I know that Jam and Clotted cream blogged about here with a gorgeous summer vegetable and feta cheese recipe.
So that’s my post about my
addiction love of pasta.
Do you have a favourite pasta sauce? Or ( though I think you would be crazy) do you not like pasta?
Thank you for reading