More years pass more I realize that September, here in Puglia, is the new August. The heat is terrible! Start all activities with these temperatures is unacceptable! Yesterday I went to run and wanted to die because of the heat and not only that! Not to mention the time I spend at the desk in the study together with my dear friend ventilator.
I understand that autumn begins on September 23, but there is not much time to it and I would not mind some beautiful autumn temperatures and a bit of rain! Actually I should not complain given what is happening in the rest of Italy to the rains. But a bit of cool?
Eggplant and basil pesto
- 10 basil leaves
- 60 g of eggplant
- 80 g of pine nuts
- 80 g of goat’s stracchino (soft italian cheese)
- 50 g of grated cheese
- 50 ml of milk
- 100 ml extra virgin olive oil
Wash the eggplant and cut into cubes. In a blender place the eggplant into pieces, pine nuts, soft cheese cut into pieces, olive oil and grated cheese. Blend all the ingredients until creamy.
Pour the mixture into a saucepan with the milk. Cook pesto over medium heat for about 15 minutes bringing it to a boil.
The pesto thus obtained is suitable for 2 people. I have eaten accompanied with a little of pasta, namely the mafaldine.