Quality Ingredients Matter If you ask me, the quality of ingredients really matters when making a great summer basil pesto. Why? Because each ingredient contributes to the flavor you experience when you roll it around in your mouth and over your tongue. Let's look one-by-one at the ingredients in a super tasty basil pesto made in the summertime. If you need a recipe, here's my recipe for summer basil pesto. Fresh Basil: The very best basil for pesto is what you grow yourself. It's really fun to grow fresh herbs - and easy, too. Basically, you need to find a sunny spot in your … [Read more...] about Summer Basil Pesto – It’s All About the Ingredients!
Versatility of Fresh Basil One super-fresh flavor of summer is the herb, basil. I've grown it in a sunny place in my yard for probably 15 years, or more. It's easy to grow, full of wonderful flavor and it keeps on growing-and-giving as you pick it throughout June, July, August and September. Here's a fun look at how versatile fresh basil is. 3 Easy Basil Recipes 1. Watermelon with Fresh Basil: Cut fresh basil leaves into very thin slivers and sprinkle on top of cut-up, fresh watermelon. 2. Italian Panini Sandwich: Layer thin sliced prosciutto, Mozzarella cheese, tomato slices and … [Read more...] about Beautiful Basil & 3 Easy Basil Recipes!