Pesto, pasta and peas

My youngest loves pesto.  A friend made fresh pesto once when we were over for dinner, the kids had already had something to eat earlier, they were quite little at the time.  The bowl of spaghetti and pesto was put in front of me with that gorgeous smell that you only get with freshly made…

Ageing – It is all a matter of Taste

The five tastes – sweet, bitter, salty, sour and umami. These combined with the myriad of volatile chemicals that waft up our nasal passages is what gives flavour to our food. As children we remember those foods that we hated – blue cheese, olives, mustard, chilli for example.  ‘You will like them when you are…