Beau-ti-ful basil

I noticed the basil plant on our front porch overfloweth with fragrant leaves and we’ve only snipped off a few so far. So I gave the plant a good trim and got a bowlful of leaves I can use to make pesto genovese. Even just sitting in a bowl they look lovely.

I almost feel bad grinding them up, but since I’m grinding them up with garlic, cheese and olive oil, I don’t feel that bad.