So here is my new year’s resolution…3 months late is better than never, right? I’ve wanted to re-start the blog for some time, but have been struggling to make it a priority and find motivation. Since Monkey Number Two has started taking longer naps, and spring produce has made an appearance, I will make excuses no longer…and so, I bring you today’s naptime creation: Wild Garlic Pesto!
Wild garlic has always seemed a bit elusive…a lovely idea for serious chefs who have minions to forage for them, or people who can go hill walking for hours unencumbered by a buggy. As I fall into neither category, I always read blog posts and magazine articles about the stuff rather wistfully..until last weekend when I walked into Fallon & Byrne to buy bananas and discovered a gorgeous bag of luscious, piquant wild garlic leaves – €1.99 for 100g. Hurray for Wild Wicklow Foods! As much as the idea of foraging appeals to the romantic food in me, this was too good to pass up. So far, I’ve thrown it into a whipped feta dip, some pizza sauce, and made Donal Skehan’s Wild Garlic Pesto. I’ll be serving it tonight over pasta, but I can also wholeheartedly recommend it smeared on some nice bread with a few slices of good cheese.
A brilliant start to spring if you ask me! Happy foraging & wild garlic-eating, whether in the wilds of the countryside, or your local green grocer.