Thursday, May 7, 2015

House Hours, Planting Plants... and Pesto



I'm now counting the hours until we close on the house. Hours, instead of weeks and days. It's all so exciting I could hardly sleep last night.

All this moving talk got me thinking: I can finally, actually, really plant my plants soon. As in, free their root-bound selves from their terracotta cages and settle them into their permanent homes... the blueberries, strawberries, flowers and herbs. It's one of the things I'm looking forward to most, I think. Finally, the plants I've been lugging from place to place since Freeman House will have a forever home.

Including the basil. I love basil. I've been growing the same sweet basil from seed from my Freeman House crop every year since I left. It's acclimated now to the scorching, humid area that is northeast Texas, and it does well in pots. But how much better will it be to have as much as I want! Especially for pesto. 

Do you eat pesto? I make it from my own basil and love it spread between thick bread on griddle sandwiches and stirred into salted pasta hot from the pot. My recipe is almost exactly like this one. I'll make huge batches and freeze it in my Pampered Chef herb freezing trays and it's easy and there when I want it. If you haven't ever made your own pesto, I'd encourage you to give it a go this summer!

Okay. Crazy brain. Went from house hours to plants to basil recipes in a few sentences. Please forgive the nervous excitement. We close on the house in hours, y'all. Hours!! -Brin

7 comments:

Rebecca said...

Your excitement is contagious. I've never tried making pesto, but I do love it. I actually love a dollop of it on a hamburger, with pieces of roasted red pepper.

Anonymous said...

If anyone in this world ever deserved to be "homed," it's you, Brin. You nest like nobody I've ever seen. I can't wait to see it all unfold.

Melanie

Sherry said...

*so* excited for you! i flew in and out of dallas, thought of you and waved in the general direction of your locale. did you see me?! ;) bless you dearly as you dream and do - for your new home. here's to new beginnings!!!

Sue Neitzel said...

I LOVE pesto too, I made a batch last summer from my Italian large leaf basil, a beauty too but the pesto wasn't that good? I'll try your recipe this year!

Rachel Meyers said...

Thankyou ! for the recipe - I was just thinking I need to make some pesto, so this was synchronicity (synchronicitous?) ;) Happy weekending, beautiful Brin <3

Kristie @ Comfy Cozy said...

I also make pesto and freeze it. It's a little bit of summer during our long Pennsylvania winters.

Terri Steffes said...

I do love pesto, and in all its many forms. I love to substitute different nut bases to see what I might like, and I love trying new basil. This year I bought a lime basil to grow that I just love.