Friday, June 24, 2011

Earthy harvest, Moving on, Perfect summer time spread

1. Today I harvested basil and made pesto. Its fragrance combined with that of olive oil, garlic, pine nuts, and Parmesan filled the kitchen with goodness.
2. The first book I chose to read just isn't what I want. I'm usually stubborn and keep at it because I hate to quit. But I toss it aside anyway and happily pick up the next one I have waiting.
3. Fresh pesto is spread on bakery white bread, filled with slices of fresh mozzarella and tomatoes, buttered on the outside, then grilled in a panini pan. Compliments of Ina Garten's Barefoot Contessa. The flavorful, gooey inside with the crisp, buttery outside is a texture sensation.


  1. I know the feeling when it comes to books. Sometimes no matter how hard you try, it just isn't the right book.

  2. I tried it once and simply adore the fresh tastes of home made pesto. Yours look divine. Could I have the recipe? I didn't have one and just made up the proportions. I loved it but others said: too spicy! :)