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Posts tagged ‘condiments’

Pesto with Carrot Greens



1 bunch carrot greens

1 cup olive oil

2 tbs almonds

2 garlic cloves

75g parmesan (optional – substitute with an additional tbs nuts)

salt, pepper

If you buy your carrots from a farmers market or an organic supermarket you might get your carrots including the greens. Yesterday, I just couldn’t resist these beauties:


The greens looked so perfect that it seemed like a terrible waste just throwing these away which sent me googling for recipes. The one thing that everyone seemed to recommend was pesto and that’s definitely something that I don’t need to be told twice to make. Yum!

Chop up the greens and the garlic finely and put them into a blender, slowly add the olive oil until the right consistency is reached. Finely grate the parmesan and all right at the end with salt and pepper.

Keep refrigerated and covered with olive oil and it’ll keep for 2+ weeks.



The perfect hot chocolate spice blend


1 tsp black pepper, finely ground

1 tsp urfa pepper (flakes)

1 tsp red chili flakes

1 tsp nutmeg

2 tsp star anise, finely ground

2 tsp cardamom, finely ground

3 tsp cloves, finely ground

3 tsp ginger, dried and finely ground

6 tsp cinnamon, finely ground

2 vanilla beans, scraped


Mix together, keep in a sealed jar away from any moisture and enjoy together with any hot chocolate.

I like mine best with 3 tsp raw, unsweetened cocoa, honey, a good pinch of this spice blend (1/2 tsp) and normal or almond milk.

The spice blend also works miracles in desserts 😉

Screen Shot 2013-04-22 at 12.48.16 AMEnjoy!