Monday, July 20, 2020

Time to Make the Pesto

The basil in the garden was flowering so it was harvest time. I pretty much cut off the top two-thirds of each plant, leaving plenty of smaller bits to come on and fill out. 

Washed free of dust kicked up by the weedeater and smelling heavenly; now to pick the leaves from the stems. One batch requires 4 cups of tight-packed leaves . . .

Also four or five garlic cloves, 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese, 1/4 cup sliced almonds, and 3/4 cup olive oil.


Barbara Rogers said...

My potted basil is still less than a foot tall. I bet your kitchen had a heavenly odor. Do you just heat it up and pour over pasta?

Vicki Lane said...

Yes, or add it to a tomato sauce, or combine it with canned clams for an excellent pasta sauce.