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Not enough rain in southeast (!) to make peas happy, potatoes flowered about 3 weeks (a month?) ago...I feel silly having planted a bunch of 'cold weather' crops, our summer has been HOT!That purple poppy is beautiful.
I love fresh basil and have my first plant. I am wondering if you might share your pesto recipe, and how you store it so that you can make 17 container's worth that you can eat before it goes bad. Do you freeze it or what? Thanks!
SS,pesto:2 cups compacted basil leaves2 or more garlic cloves3/4 cup pine nuts, walnuts, pecans or mix3 tablespoons olive oil1 tsp or less saltblend
Thanks, Philip! The recipe sounds good and easy enough; I bet you have it memorized by now after making so much of it. I'm just discovering how well some vegetables, etc. can be grown here by a non-professional gardener. Did you raise these indoors or outdoors, and how long does the pesto keep? I assume that you just keep it refrigerated? Thanks again, SS
SS,the only way to grow basil productively in southcentral AK is in a greenhouse.We freeze it. Like a lot of Alaskans we have a very large chest freezer. It stores well for at least five years that way, but doesn't last that long.
thanks for this, it's all so loverly!
Phil is close on the recipe, but I'm the one who actually makes it. 2 c packed basil leaves1 c pine nuts1/2 c olive oil4-5 cloves garlic1 t saltBlend in food processor. Add Parmesan when serving.
Thanks to you both, Judy and Phil.I appreciate the tips. SS
What a beautiful picture of the purple poppy. My friend is tying to finish a painting with purple poppies, and she will be thrilled to see your photo. Thanks for sharing it with us!
Well, I can see that you have a healthy garden. Wish I can also visit your garden some other time. Thanks for sharing-yumi-
Awesome looking poppies! I'm trying to identify this purple one now because I had the same one a few seasons ago myself. However I cannot remember which one it is. It is definitely an import, perhaps Tasmanian? Let me know if you find out. Thanks for sharing!
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