I’ve been ill this past week and a half… tired and icky-feeling. Some evenings I would climb on to the couch at 4 pm after work and awake two or three hours later – get up to eat and head back to bed at my regular time. Just too tired to post, and nothing much to post about
About a week ago I happened to look at my zucchini plant (while letting the dog run) and noticed a huge zucchini. I had pretty much given up on this plant, since most of the fruits develop some sort of disease and die just shortly after showing up. One survived, and it was big. I sliced it the long way, dabbed with olive oil and put it on the grill for dinner.
On Sunday a friend of mine and I raided another friend’s basil patch. She was out of town, but asked me to cut all the stalks in half and take the top part before it went to seed. We divided the haul and I came home and (the next day) I made pesto sans pine nuts, which I didn’t have, and with not quite enough cheese, because I had run out (and was too tired to run to the store) but it was still pretty good. Monday evening I fixed myself pasta with pesto – nummy!
Talking with folks who know about food, they explained to me that Pesto just means “paste” and I could create a pesto out of any green leafy thing and any type of nut. Something to think about.
I FINALLY planted basil seeds for myself. I just dumped what was left of the packet of seeds (after planting seeds for others several months ago) into an old wheelbarrow with leftover potting soil from last year. Three days later the new plants emerged from the soil
The second round of string beans are getting larger and I should be able to begin eating these soon. I have a few more cucumbers ready for slicing. I have two very large acorn squash growing, and I discovered one tiny butternut squash growing. The tomatoes are plentiful – but all still green.