Pesto, in process [this batch needs more mincing]. I like to chop and mince and crush all of my ingredients by hand rather than in a food processor. Sure, it is faster in a processor, but doing it by hand adds an extra dose of my favorite ingredient: Love! 😉
Pesto. One of those things that just screams “Summer!!” It is exciting when my basil over-produces this time of year so I have an excuse make it, both for eating now and to go in the freezer when I need a dose of summer later in the year.

The main ingredient, basil, is Continue reading

Lemon-Basil Simple Syrup

The finished product: Lemon-Basil Simple Syrup…great in iced tea, lemonade, or even in cocktails!

Simple syrup is something I usually keep on hand in my fridge. It’s easy to make – simple, really 😉 – and stores for quite some time. It never lasts long enough for me to determine just how long; however, it has kept for a least 2 weeks by my records.

I especially like to keep it on hand in the summer. Continue reading