Archive for June 2012
The truck garden had its first big pruning of the year a couple of weeks ago (so that we could use the truck to carry something without damaging the plants – but that’s another story). This meant we had to use up quite a bit of basil, and I’ve been waiting for that moment: basil pesto time! I used this tried-and-true recipe but have since encountered several intriguing twists on the classic. Most useful, I thought, was the suggestion to add spinach, since it takes nearly a small plant’s worth of basil just for one batch.
This pesto made for some decadent dipping. And while I do love basil pesto, I also love fresh basil on a sandwich with roma tomato, mozzarella, and a dash of olive salad. While we’re waiting for another batch of basil, we’re enjoying our malabar spinach and garden cucumbers.