Basil's in & school's out.



Remember that lovely tomato basil pesto recipe I shared yesterday?  Well, today, I'm taking a step back & sharing a few crucial tips for harvesting and storing this bright, aromatic summer herb.  One of the simplest herbs to maintain, and it adds an unmatched flavor & fragrance to the garden... the kitchen... & best of all- the table.  
Come visit us over at Pink Moon Daily and share any basil tips & tricks of your own, & when you have more basil than you know what to do with, just whip up a batch the aforementioned pesto.


... and in other news~ IT'S SUMMER!! 

{kicked it off last night with a quintessential summer activity... we had an early dinner, hopped (well, maybe we didn't hop) in the car, & drove to the the theater.  nothing like men in black 3 & popcorn to pave the way for lots of laziness and just enough structure.  i'm signing off for the weekend, to get some much needed [HOMEWORK-FREE] time with my kids and rest from the busy month year week, and to get through one final day of end-of-the-year / promotion celebrations.  ...whether "summer" has arrived or not, wishing you a little r&r & sunshine as well :).}
  
    {end-of-the year bliss}

9 comments:

  1. Oh the bliss and joy of these pics of your kiddo - are these instagram? - they are such great photos. I buy Basil every week from Trader Joes, rarely use it but just love the smell, now I will have ways to use it

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    1. thank you! yes... my absolute addiction that is instagram (still waiting for you to join btw)!

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  2. Perfect! I was just thinking of growing basil again, my basil plant was neglected while I was away in england and I just didn't start over again..
    And of course, she's so cute!!!

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    1. Btw, know any good basil ice cream recipes?? I always go to this champagne bar in Pasadena for some and wish I had a whole carton at home for me to gobble up haha

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    2. And of course I just remembered you're not eating dairy... maybe a basil sorbet??? Yummm

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    3. our go-to base for ice cream is from an old (but so, so good) issue of fine cooking! http://www.finecooking.com/articles/cyor/ice-cream.aspx

      ...haven't tried one w/ basil yet but am going to this summer. on the summer bucket list :).

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    4. p.s. {re- hailey...} :-)

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  3. look at her! OMG! She is just beautiful and so fun and I just love those last pics! I have too much basil right now to think straight! I need ideas of what to use it for!

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  4. we have two big pots of basil in our container herb garden this summer and I love getting new recipes ! heading over to pmd now.

    p.s. hailey is 100% little girl cuteness!

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