Thursday, August 23
In an attempt to make more room for my tomatoes I decided to harvest the basil. It was ready. Or ready enough, who knows. Fresh pesto is spicy and flavorful a completely different food from what is packaged and sold as pesto in stores. I loosely followed my mom's recipe although I relied mostly on taste. 2 basil plants gave me 3 muffin tin sized pats of pesto (my mom used to freeze her pesto in ice cube trays but I think a muffin tin is a better size.) Crazy how a ginormous pile of basil leaves processes down to almost nothing.
My favorite way to eat fresh pesto is tossed with spaghetti. Simple and delicious. How do you enjoy pesto?