Quick and aromatic red pepper pesto

A glistening film of olive oil coats the dollop of pesto lying on the linguini noodles, the roasted red pepper chunks enveloped in a profusion of garlic. Such a simple meal with the promise of so much flavour, and made with a pestle and mortar it will captivate all your senses. As a dip for… Continue Reading »

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