This week was my turn to cook lunch for everyone in our office for our monthly Eats
‘n Tweets. It’s only SLIGHTLY stressful feeding 6 people with various tastes and food
preferences, as well as the feeling that you have to wow them with your limited skills.
I decided to make a few things from Arsenal Pulp Press’ Grow What You Eat, Eat
What You Grow. Though, now that I think of it, the irony is that I grew nothing and
ate what someone else grew.
I chose two things: a basil pesto and a herbed ricotta spread. I chose the basil pesto
so that I didn’t have to cook anything, and the ricotta spread because I got to
make the cheese myself, which I figured was the fastest way to impress people.
Everything went well up to the point where I turned on my blender for the final step
of the pesto and it didn’t turn on. It just looked at me smugly as if to say, “Today is the
day I choose to die…sucker” So at 6:30 pm I went out to buy another blender and pull my
hair out of my head.
The results were fantastic though. Tasty, fresh, and easy, (sans faulty blender). I highly
recommend the book!