Apple Ginger Mint Iced Tea. 2-3 bags of green tea, 2 inch piece of ginger, cut into matchsticks, 1/4 apple, cut into matchsticks, 1-2 sprigs mint, 2 cups boiling hot water, 1/2 cup apple cider, 2 cups ice in pitcher, Honey, as desired. Combine tea bags, ginger, apple and mint in a tea pot. Fill with boiling hot water and steep for 5 minutes. Pour and strain into ice-filled pitcher. Add apple cider and honey as desired. Fill individual glasses with ice and serve.
Fresh Basil Pesto recipe: 3 cups packed fresh basil, 2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil, 1/2 cup pine nuts, toasted until golden and cooled, 2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese, 2-3 cloves garlic, minced, Salt and pepper to taste
fresh tomatoes handful fresh basil leaves ½ t salt ¼ clove garlic juice of ½ lemon a few tablespoons olive oil pepper to taste To make the dressing, combine the basil, salt and garlic in a pestle and mortar and pound until you have a relatively smooth paste. Add the lemon juice and olive oil.