Wednesday, May 16, 2012

2012 Garden Excitement

Since I planted the garden on Easter, it's been boring.  Not much to notice.  Mainly I've just been watering and waiting (and picking basil, but more on that in a minute)

Until today ...

the first bell pepper

the first tomato (a juliet)

the first blackberries
Actually seeing things I can eat makes the garden more fun.  

Well, except I accidentally bought twice the amount of basil that I bought last year.  Which means I am making TWICE the pesto.  Great for Husband, the pesto lover.  I have made 8 cups of pesto this week.  On a normal week last year, I was making 2 cups a week!  This basil is Husband's dream come true.

It also means I have been buying large amounts of olive oil, parmesan cheese, walnuts and pine nuts!  It also means our freezer it filling up with pesto.  None of that is a bad thing according to Husband!


laurensmommy said...

Have you posted your pesto recipe here before? I'm asking because, believe it or not...I hate NEVER tried pesto!! I've always wanted to; but just haven't gotten around to it :) I'm sure I don't know what I'm missing!!

Christy Ross said...

Yes, I posted it a couple of years ago: