Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Le basilic est la meilleure épice!

Back in the spring, I planted some basil in a pot on my patio. I established a watering schedule, and I pined for the day when my basil would bloom (and when I could put it in a pot of homemade tomato gravy).

For the longest time, my basil wasn't doing too good. For weeks after it sprouted, it looked stunted and water-deprived ... even though I was giving it a good watering each and every morning at 6 a.m. At one point -- 'bout mid-June -- I was convinced that my basil was going to die.

Well, it didn't die. Sometime around the Fourth of July, it suddenly got green and started growing like the moss in the second Creepshow story. And now, I have a pot of damn fine-looking basil, indeed. To wit:


This holiday weekend, I intend to make a BIG pot of tomato gravy. I've been having a craving for penne pasta, so I'm gonna serve my tomato gravy with some Barilla penne. Stay tuned for pics ...

3 comments:

Brian Stanley said...

Wow. Django you seem ot have a good green thumb. Those are impressive herbs in a pot.

SC Chuck said...

I grow fresh oregano and basil every year. When you get purple flowers on your basil you have good basil. and you have good basil.

Food Fan said...

One thing you can do with that much basil is make some fresh pesto that you can use in tomato sauce or by itself.