Time to Make Pesto

Garden

The basil that Jen planted in front of our house is booming. On the far left is a bushy Thai basil plant; the other three are sweet basil. The mint and cilantro died because the basil shaded them too much. There is some lemon grass behind the basil on the far right of the garden.

In this photo the basil is a bit beat up by a recent rain storm. Though I use the basil several times a week, I can’t keep up with it. I’ve been meaning to make pesto for some time though it is a more time intensive process with a mortar and pestle instead of a food processer.

We’re not the only ones who love the basil. The neighbors’ chickens like to hide under the plants, driving our cat crazy. As in this photo, he sits at the door and prepares to pounce. He’s gotten out and chased the chickens away but hasn’t caught one yet.

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