Tuesday, July 27, 2010
My garden looks pretty good, but it has not produced any veggies yet. I have tons of basil. Last year I made a huge batch of pesto and froze it. (I still have some). I think I will freeze some of it this year. Did you know that you can put your fresh basil in a freezer bag and use it when you need it? (cilantro too!) A couple people said it would turn black, so you should blanch it first. I will let you know once I try it :)
Last night I made a Tomato Basil salad and it was yum.
Tomato Basil Salad
1 bunch basil
2 ounces goat cheese, feta or fresh motzerella
2 tbsp basalmic vinegar
2 tbsp olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
Cut up the tomatoes, cucumber and basil, add the oil, vinegar and salt and pepper. Then add the cheese to the top.
If you have any ideas for my excess basil, please let me know!