Wednesday, May 27, 2009

basil >> pesto

big pile of washed basil leaves

Today was the day to dig out the basil plants, pull off the better looking leaves, and make pesto.

As you can see I harvested a goodly amount of the herb. The chickens "helped" by eating the little shield bugs that were living on the plants.

I used Marcella Hazan's recipe for "Pesto made in the Blender" leaving out the cheese and butter because the whole lot is going in the fridge. I'll add it later as required.

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