Thursday, May 21, 2009

Buckets of Basil

Well ok, not buckets actually, but a really big collander full.

I was a little tardy pinching back the basil starts this spring and when I finally got around to it, they were looking pretty leggy. The pinching back will encourage stronger stems and a more compact shape in the long run. In the short run, it gave me my first basil harvest of the year. Not to be wasteful of such a precious commodity at this time of year, I promptly tossed it all into the food processor and we enjoyed fresh pesto on homemade crusty bread. Ahhhhhh.....

1 comment:

Miss Effie said...

YUMMMMMMM! I need more basil!!