Sunday, July 5, 2009

Sweet Summertime

I discovered a purpose for my Red Rubin Basil...and those purplish beauties now have a new place in my heart.

Red Rubin Basil Pesto

1 cup packed fresh basil leaves

1 clove garlic

1/8 cup pine nuts

1/3 cup EVOO

Throw basil, garlic, and pine nuts in a food processor until coarsely chopped. Add oil and process until smooth.

Now take a whiff of this tasty creation and slather onto anything that seems slightly logical. I put it on baked chicken..delish.

Since a bowl of pesto may not look especially impressive, check out this beauty instead...

Yum. Happy 4th of July from me and Martha Stewart (even if the directions for this recipe were kind of screwy...I forgive you, Martha. You seem like a pretty busy woman.)

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Proud Mama

This summer I embarked on my own little adventure in our backyard (or sideyard? to be more accurate).

These are some of my babies...

I just love my lush zucchini plant. But don't worry Red Rubin Basil, I love you too (even if I don't know what to do with you.)

My banana peppers grow like crazy. Must
be my amazing green thumb and tender,
loving care.