As a child Haviva remembers her mother coming up from the garden carrying a bowl full of basil leaves. Once she would enter, the house would fill up with the amazing aroma of the basil in seconds. Her mother would prepare the pesto for Haviva’s favourite dish – spaghetti with Pesto and Parmesan cheese.
Haviva loved watching her mother working in the kitchen – she would always have the food processor running while doing at least ten other things at the same time. Thanks to her mother Haviva has always been a culinary lover as well. Over the years, inspired by her mother’s cooking, Haviva found herself experimenting with food and making up recipes as she goes. Since Pesto was one of her favourite foods, she experimented with ways of preparing this wonderful sauce until she found the perfect combination. Haviva loves using it as a spread for homemade crackers, in salad dressing or as a vegetable dip. Due to the lemon and lots of almonds this pesto can keep its vibrant green up to a week in a sealed jar in the refrigerator.