Posts Tagged ‘garden’




4097576837_08a96379d0_mA quiet Thursday morning….


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The last fresh basil

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This weekend marked the last of the fresh basil from the garden. I celebrated the best way I know how… cooking. We enjoyed a homemade white pizza with a base of freshly made pesto topped with cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and parmesan cheese. The eldest loves to make pesto in the food processor, I know it won’t be long ’til she’s experimenting.

The pasta was super easy, my son squeezed the cherry tomatoes into the pasta dish, tore the basil, parsley & oregano, while I cooked the angel hair and steamed the broccoli and chopped the garlic. Our secret is to let the hot pasta and broccoli sit on top of the herbs and tomatoes until ready to serve. Then we just toss with olive oil and parmesan cheese, sit, serve & eat!

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Some of my favorite herbs

Basil and Thyme

Basil and Thyme. I just love the simplicity of herbs and having them right outside my back porch. They are easy to add to a meal, attract the kids and give off such wonderful scents in the breeze. As the growing season starts to wind down here in Western NY, it's time to think pesto!

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