Tuesday, July 13, 2010


The garden is beginning to bloom! We have been able to enjoy several heads of Romaine lettuce as well as a jalepeno pepper and LOTS of basil. We've used it for yummy Caprese Salad, pasta dishes, watermelon/tomato skewers, and anything else I can think of. I think I need to try to make some pesto. This basil just keeps getting bigger and bigger and I don't want to waste any of it.


Karin said...

You basil looks sooo good! I bought some to plant and then it never got planted and now it's dying on my windowsill. I love fresh basil...

Lorrie said...

Basil is wonderful! And I like to make pesto and freeze it for the winter. Yummy!

Alison said...

Thanks for visiting my white wednesday post.
I love using fresh herbs from your own garden.
I have a few potted herbs but lately have really loved using the rosemary.

Kerryanne English said...

Mmmmm... home grown herbs are a wonderful addition to the kitchen. Are you growing tomatoes as well?
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

natalea said...

I LOVE basil! and mine looked that full and pretty until we got hit with a heat wave and I neglected it, but they are so resilient... I try to think up anything to eat it with too!
happy summer, xo

The Other Side of Me said...

Hey Karla,

SO glad you are enjoying the spoils of summer! I have been using basil in everything I can, too. You can make a huge batch of pesto and freeze it into small containers for the winter time. Just don't add the parmesan cheese before you freeze it. Let it thaw an then add it.

Hugs to you and the mini chick!

Dolores said...

Your basil looks so healthy and pretty. I love the taste of basil in Italian dishes.
I planted one plant, but it promptly died.... I'll have to try again next year.

Jeanie said...

basil. the best. the most fragrant. the most wonderful of all.

arrived home from vacation to find mine knee high -- needless to say, made pesto right away, so it didn't go to seed, and may do another batch tonight. Basil. Summer. Equal.

Niesz Vintage Home said...

We have a garden but have never grown herbs.
Your basil looks great...so full and healthy.
I may need to plant some next year.
Homemade pesto sounds yummy!


The Rose Room said...

Oh I can smell it from here! Love Basil! Rachaelxo

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The Vintage Rabbit said...

I love Basil... I am jealous!! I didn't get mine in this year!! You definately should make your own pesto...takes about 6 cups or so...then I freeze it to save it for later!!!
Have fun!!

Hope you are having a wonderful summer!!


Jenn said...

Yes basil is so easy to grow and it just smells so wonderful. I so miss having a garden. If I have any say in it, I will have on next year!! Give that stuff a good whiff for me. ;-)

Merci-Notes said...

Love basil.. please do a little step process for making pesto, pretty please :)

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