Yeah, Danny’s usually all about home repair, but this one came up at the right time! Kim whipped up a similar recipe the same day.
As you know, basil doesnâ€™t taste as good when allowed to flower. To keep them from blooming, and to keep the plants bushy, regular haircuts are in order. Haircuts mean harvest; harvest means basket full of basil; and basket full of basil means pesto! Itâ€™s a tough job, but somebodyâ€™s gotta do it.
- 4 cups basil leaves
- 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
- 2/3 cup pine nuts (or one small package)
- 3-4 garlic cloves (1 teaspoon minced)
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2/3 to 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil
The rest is over at How to Prune Basil to Make Pesto Sauce from Your Herb Garden | Danny Lipford.