Harvest 2011 begins

Basil harvest begins 2011

We initiated the 2011 basil harvest today. I made pesto and combo’d it with Japanese noodles, however incongruous that is, because that’s what I had in the pantry. Yum!


  1. kayak woman says:

    I made pesto tonight too but I had to buy my basil leaves at Plum Market. And whyyyyy not use Japanese noodles? Fusion? (or something…)

  2. Pooh says:

    Fusion indeed. I believe that Marco Polo brought back noodles from his trip to the Orient. (Although I don’t know if he got as far as Japan.)

  3. Sammy says:

    Ah, the Marco Polo-pasta connection. I’ve been reading a fair amount about Italy lately, and that tale, although widely repeated is considered…a misleading and inaccurate translation. I believe the current theory is that the Arabs developed noodles. And before Marco’s time.

  4. Maureen Meyers says:

    We successfully made and froze a dozen bags of pesto last summer and enjoyed them all year. You add the cheese and butter later, i.e., freeze without them, and once defrosted, add those and wha-la, quickie dinner. Saved my hide many times. Not quite as good as fresh from garden, but still much better than store-bought pesto (which I’ve resorted to on occasion).