Saving Summer

July 14th

I’ve made more pesto in the last three months than ever before. The basil has done very in the garden this season, and when that ended — I’ve been buying these Trader Joe’s $3 bouquets.

Making summer last

With a bit left, and zero desire to once again make or freeze the same recipe, I threw the remaining leaves with a good olive oil in the food processor, and then into ice cube trays. Now, when cooking Italian food, or eggs, I can drop one of these in the frying pan. I may be sick of pesto today, but I’m sure next month I’ll be ready for fresh herbs again.

Making summer last

Making summer last

Making summer last

(Be sure to spray Pam in the ice cube tray before)

The smell of basil and tomato blossoms will always remind me of summer.


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  1. Jenn Hoskins July 14, 2014

    Awesome idea Kelli! Guess what I am doing this weekend….lol. 😉

  2. Gracie July 14, 2014

    I always do it with every herbs I have

  3. That’s a great idea – I’ve got a ton of herbs in the garden but oddly I never quite know what to do with them! Basil just did so-so but I’ve got a huge sage plant, and I think marjoram and thyme. (I mostly picked them because they smelled good.)

  4. We were talking about these types of things last night with my friends. I was saying planting basil in my garden was the best thing! Growing up I only had dried herbs. Since I’ve been cooking from recipes and pretty much teaching myself to cook better I’ve learned what herbs are SUPPOSED to taste like. Wow what a difference!