Thursday, August 16, 2012

Summer Basil

 I love to cook with fresh basil.  It makes my heart happy.  The above bruschetta is a simple yet elegant way to eat dinner.  The ingredients are simple.
Sourdough bread
4 Roma tomatoes
Grated Parmesan
Hand full of Fresh Basil
Sprinkle of salt and pepper

     For the past nine summers,  I make pesto and freeze it for the winter.  It is a tradition that is well worth the time and cash investment. The olive oil, almonds, lemon, Parmesan and fresh basil and garlic from the farmers market adds up to about 25 dollars.  Basil pesto for me, has awakening properties.  I feel better, think clearer, when smelling and tasting it.   I put it on
and make lasagna and spinach enchiladas with it.
     I am thankful for basil!