Ta-da! Like magic, our new bathroom is complete. Well, not really – it look about three weeks and countless tradespeople to get this finished. I am so happy with the final product and I think it really has the same vibe as our inspiration. I definitely underestimated how much time and money this renovation would use… we went over on both counts.
With the help from our very patient family, Ryan and I have started our first proper renovation! We have been spending the last few weeks sourcing materials, chatting with tradies and asking friends for advice so that we could be as ready and prepared as possible. The bathroom was gutted this morning, so we NEED to be organised because it’s our only wet area and I’m not keen on showering at the gym everyday.
Over the weekend, I cleared out one of my veggie beds to make room for Winter crops (leek! garlic!). My basil had gone a bit wild, so I thought it was a good time to save the seeds, take off the remaining leaves and make some basil pesto. It takes me a while to get through pesto, so I freeze it in ice-cube trays and once set, put them into a snap lock bag for future pasta sauces and pizza bases.
If you’d like to make your own batch, follow this classic and simple recipe:
3 cups basil leaves
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/3 cup pine nuts (toast them first, it gives them way more flavour)
3 garlic cloves (you can never have enough garlic, in my opinion)
1/2 cup grated parmesan
Salt and pepper
Put all of the ingredients into a food processor or blender and mix until smooth.