|The basil on the left is what we grew from seed. The basil on the right is the plant we bought at Home Depot. They are turning into little basil trees!|
|The third pot of basil, grown from seeds.|
As for SP, when I mentioned pesto for dinner, he immediately remembered that we had garlic scapes from the CSA in the refrigerator and that I had a Garlic Scape Pesto recipe from the same issue of Saveur. So that's what he wanted. We made half a batch.
The garlic scape pesto was so stinky that I put every single part of the food processor in the dishwasher, which I never do. Usually the food processor parts are hand wash only. I also was afraid of lingering garlic scape stench emanating from the dishwasher, which had just been emptied that morning, so I loaded everything we had pulled out for cooking, I mean everything, every bowl, pot, lid, colander, salad spinner, and then some into the dishwasher and turned it on right away.