Food for free…cleavers pesto.

We were invited by City farm to run a community workshop last weekend. Whilst the workshop was billed at being a nettle workshop, as the weather has been sooo cold, even the nettles have been slow in growing! What to do – aha, cleavers.

Cleavers, aka Goosegrass, are growing all around us at the moment – they make a delicious pesto. Simply pick a handful, mix with some chopped up garlic and pine nuts, blend with oil and voila a simply delish pesto.

So good for you…local food production at its very best! As the growing season kicks in, why not grow basil, pick ramsons (wild garlic)….what other ideas can you come up with for your very own homemade pesto?

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