Monday, January 13, 2014

Balcony Garden: Harvest Monday #53

During the Christmas break I harvested a bunch of my stinky, caterpillar infested basil and made up a jar of pesto (sans caterpillars...of course). Exciting times!


Lately we've really gotten into pizza with a pesto base, rather than a tomato based sauce. It's super tasty, even though it's probably 1000 times the calories, but you only live once so pile on the pesto I say! This pizza had a combination of prawns, Spanish onion, Parmesan cheese and pesto. Super simple and super tasty.


I used most of the remaining pesto for a pasta salad that I took to my various family visits on Christmas Day. I wasn't sure if the pesto actually tasted OK (I find it hard to tell as I find the basil a bit overwhelming...plus I think all my cooking sucks) but I got loads of compliments so win:win! I was even told by a pesto hater that they loved my salad *fist pump*!


Happy garden everyone, Miss Piggy xoxo

7 comments:

  1. Tina@foodboozeshoesJanuary 13, 2014 at 10:03 AM

    I've had some recent basil success - something is eating small holes in it, but not to the extent of caterpillar munching, so that's success in my books!

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  2. Helen (grabyourfork)January 13, 2014 at 2:10 PM

    Surely pesto comes under the "green foods" tick of approval? lol. And organic too! Totally good for you!

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  3. I love the idea of using pesto on pizza - great tip. Looks great, too.

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  4. I think you're probably right Helen...though the amount of oil & cheese I put into this pesto isn't going to earn it the heart-tick of approval...

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  5. The amount of bugs that come to visit even the smallest of gardens is beyond belief. You could have aphids...but you'd also have ants if that was the case.

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