Saturday, October 08, 2005

Weekend Herb Blogging: I Don't Have a Dog or a Cat, Can I Post a Photo of My Plants?

A few weeks back I told Sweetnicks that I was planning to post a picture of one of my plants, since I don't have a dog or a cat to show when all the food bloggers start doing weekend dog blogging or weekend cat blogging. I was just kidding at first, but the idea grew on me. That's what inspired me to take this picture of the basil crop I picked last weekend.

I mentioned earlier how I was going to do a better job of clearing out my garden before it snowed this year. Last fall I completely neglected that job, and I paid for it in the spring when I had a real mess to clean up before I could even think about planting any veggies. When I got out to the garden last weekend, of course I discovered I had lots of other tasks I hadn't even thought about. One of them was doing the last picking of herbs for the season. The photo you see is a bucket (yes, I did say a bucket!) of fresh basil that I am going to pulse in my food processor with a little olive oil and then freeze in little cubes. All winter I will use it for pasta sauce, soup, and chicken stuffed with goat cheese and basil. Yum.

Now, it's Saturday again, so back to do some more work in the garden.

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4 comments:

Sam said...

oh yes!
thats much more food related.
If i had a crop I'd post it, but alas...
the herbs on my deck havent been fairing so well...

kitchenmage said...

I doubt if I have enough basil for pesto, let alone a bucketful! Color me green with envy.

Beth - The Zen Foodist said...

LOL. That's cute. I also don't have pets, so I've been trying to think of something to blog about on the weekends. :)

Cate said...

Hey, you may have just started a movement. I don't have a LOT of herbs, but if you do something regularly, I just might join you. ;)

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