Pesto Baby

It’s September. In my four-season location in mid-Merica, it is time to harvest my deck basil crop.

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My one basil plant. Plucked off the leaves while watching Girl Boss on Netflix.

“Crop” may be misleading but my one plant yielded 4 cups.

I used the pesto recipe I found on the New York Times website. I probably added a bit more pine nuts than the recipe asked for which gave it a bit of bitter after taste. This is not noticeable when used as a sandwich spread.Basil_Pile

It really feels good to finally use the herbs I’ve grown. There have been many years, where I water a couple of times a week for three months and NEVER use the herbs I grow.

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Finished Pesto

I made homemade focaccia to use my thyme and this pesto for sandwiches.

Look at me. Starting to grow up at 52.

— Namaste