Friday, July 8, 2011

Armload of basil, making pesto and shining

- Printing client, friend and neighbor Tori gave me this armload of basil from her garden when I took her proof by her home on Tuesday. I made a little caprese salad with a little of it the next evening. So beautiful and it lasts so nicely if put in water like this and placed in the refrigerator.

- But it was beginning to look a little wilty by Thursday a.m., so I made this pesto using the basil, pine nuts, parmesan cheese, garlic, sea salt and olive oil before leaving for work. I like how it looks in my mother's pretty bowl from the 1950s. It will go in some salad tonight - Ina Garten's Pasta, Pesto and Peas. Yum.

- On a completely unrelated note, but a definite good thing - loving the captions niece Abby applies to family and friend photo "albums" she posts on facebook. The latest: Shining like lighters in the dark in the middle of a rock show.... She shines brightly herself.

As do all of you. I hope you have a bright and shining weekend, my friends.


Jeff said...

Home made pesto is wonderful, enjoy!

Fireblossom said...

You shine too, Lynn!

Louvregirl said...

Wow Lynn, that pesto looks great! What did you eat it on I am wondering? I hope your weekend is relaxing but replete with gentle fun as well!

Ileana said...

Love that caption...I remember those early concerts (Styx, Billy Squier, Bon Jovi) wearing Jordache jeans and swaying to the music holding my lighter. :)

Btw, there's nothing like fresh basil...except fresh mint leaves (for mojitos!). lol

I agree w/ FB you shine too, Chica! Have a great weekend!!

Sparkling Red said...

Abby is a poet. I love it when people aren't ashamed to be lyrical in public.

happygirl said...

LOVE pesto. Especially homemade. This is something I usually do at the end of the summer with all my bumper basil. LOVE clever captions.

Lynn said...

Jeff -

Thank you. And I am sure enjoying that travelogue of yours.

FB -

So do you, FB!

lg -

I haven't eaten it yet - it's all sealed up in tupperware, but I'm putting it in a salad tonight or tomorrow.

I hope there's fun, but if there isn't, I'll make it fun. :)

Ily -

That's exactly where my mind went, too. Swaying with the boyfriend's lighter.

My mom had mint to just spring up in their yard - isn't that odd? I love a mojito, too.

So do you, Ily!

Sparkling Red -

She's a remarkable young lady. And one of her former album captions was "Body heat and boiled peanuts" - interesting. :)

happygirl -

I need to plant basil so that I can do that and not have to depend upon the kindness of others. :)

Cloudia said...

be right over!!

Aloha from Waikiki

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Blue Bunny said...

lynns, yoo can haz some of my bazil plantes. i haz menny menny in my gardin, next to my jannies hopps. come on to texis and get them!!

wit loves, me...



Riot Kitty said...

Nom! I have made it before, but cannot each much because of the garlic allergy. Love basil for tomato sauce though.

Snaggle Tooth said...

That fresh Basil n pesto do look so luscious n yummy!
Your nice is a good writer to come up with all those creative gems for captions.
So far my lighter is out of butane, n it's only Fri- at work!
Have a fun week-end!

Phil said...

Mmmmmm...your pesto is making me hungry, even in the morning. Love your nieces captions. She sounds like a born writer.

LL Cool Joe said...

Lovely captions!

Love the name Tori.

I hope you enjoyed the pesto and are having a lovely weekend Lynn. :)

Lynn said...

Cloudia -

Come on over - you would be most welcome!

Blue Bunny -

I might just do that. My baby niece's favorite color is blue - she loves blueberries and the blue blocks.

Riot Kitty -

Being allergic to garlic would be the worst.

Snaggle -

You've held up a lighter I'll bet. Me, too. :)

Phil -

Hello there. Yes - she is quite a gal.

Joe -

Tori is short for Victoria. That's a neat shortening of it, I think. I am having a good weekend and hope you are, too. Looks as if you were just here.

Granny Annie said...

My weekend was great. Thanks for wishing me a good one. It worked.

How long can you keep pesto? I read somewhere that homemade lasts only a few days and store pesto, once opened, has to be discarded in two weeks. Can that be right? We can't eat that much pesto. Yours sure looks yummy.

Lynn said...

Granny Annie -

I guess it's like anything - it goes bad after a few days. It freezes beautifully though!

I'm glad my weekend wish worked well for you. :)