Sunday, July 4, 2010

Pick a bouquet.

One thing is certain: I can grow some basil. I had to cut several plants back this evening, because they were blocking the sun from a pepper plant. Now I have a basil bouquet and a basil arrangement for my kitchen window sill.

Since I’m also getting a generous amount of basil every week in my CSA, I’ve been making pesto. Tony’s not crazy about pesto, but that’s not stopping me. I’ve been experimenting with using walnuts instead of pine nuts, and here's what I think: walnuts are less expensive, but not as good.

Susan suggested I check out the current issue of Bon Appetit for their piece on 25 favorite ways to use basil. I did, and so should you. The basil cornbread looks fantastic.


  1. when you keep basil in water in a bouquet it will last for a long while. I think it's exciting your garden is doing so well it's very first year; congrats.

  2. Thanks for your support! I keep working on my pesto recipe. Tonight I made another batch; I increased the olive oil a little, used five medium gloves of garlic instead of three and added a few shakes of garlic salt. Delicious!