The Smell of Summer
(This one’s going to make my Mom and sister go nuts.) We planted two containers full of basil this year, thinking we’d compensate for our perennial inability to grow it with sheer volume. Instead, we must’ve gotten something right as it basically went berserk. It’s been trying to flower for the past month, so every couple of days we’ve been going out and picking off the flower buds to keep it producing. We’ve got more than we’ll ever be able to eat before it wilts though, so yesterday we decided to do a big harvest and make some pesto.
I basically ended up picking about 2/3 of what you see there, which filled a huge bowl to the brim. Snookums then washed it and chucked it into a blender with olive oil, garlic, pinenuts, and parmesan. Mmmm. He made half a blender-full, so we froze it in ice cube trays in the freezer.
My hands still smell good today.