Sunday, October 11, 2009
An impending first frost tonight prompted me to finally get off my ample posterior and harvest this year's basil crop and turn it into that magical green liquid of joy - pesto!!!
It's hard to imagine that it takes two armloads of basil to make 2 quarts, but there you are. Now, we have pesto for giving as well as for cooking throughout the months ahead.
As for the gooseneck gourds - well, these are the last of the three produced from the carcass that Eddie discovered in the compost and made into a stinking, nasty toy - spawning multitudes of nasty, invasive gooseneck gourd vines that have nearly devoured our dahlia garden.
Now - to deal with the huge bowl of stewed-down quince I made yesterday. Sigh...
More later kiddies, Dinah's heading back to the kitchen for more.