This year, I haven't actually written any posts about it, but my garden is looking bee-yoo-tee-ful!
We came home from camp to sprouting and flowering and bursting....thanks, Grandma, for the great watering help!
Yesterday, I harvested 8 cups of basil. Sam and Yael helped me pull all those leaves off the stalks:
|I noted as we were taking this picture that I should have used a different color plate for better photographing...|
Basically, I followed a few recipes but here's what I did:
about 4 cups of basil (washed well), handful of walnuts (no pine nuts in the house), about a 1/2 cup of olive oil, a lot of garlic, salt and pepper...whizzed together in the food processor until perfect, then added about 1/2 a cup of shredded parmesan cheese and mixed once more...then voila, delicious.
I decided to freeze most of it in cubes. Since I have an automatic ice-maker, I had once upon a time bought ice cube trays for a project. Yes, they're heart shaped. No, it doesn't really matter!
What's your favorite thing to do with the produce of your garden?