Looky! I got 'Nip! Doesn't it look nice? Three pots of my very own Nip! Mom says it's doing very well and it has grown a lot in the last week, and it's getting bigger. She says she will have to move the plants in the smaller pots to a bigger one this weekend.
Of course her Basil is BIGGER!
She bought it already planted though, and kept it in the side hallway until it stopped frosting. Then she put it in a big pot outside, so naturally it is lots bigger. She has lots and lots of little basil plants in lots of other pots. You can see something she calls Jenn-o-vay-zee Basil in the reddish pot on the right.
So anyways, after she watered all her pots tonight (and she has a lot of them), and after she took these pictures she says "Hmm, that looks like enough Basil for a batch of Pesto."
Oh oh. Here we go. So she goes outside and picks all the big leaves off that Basil plant. (I bet it looks naked.)
Then she washes and dries them. (Sheesh, they're leaves for goodness' sake!)
Then she puts some pine nuts in a pan and sticks them in the hot-as-hell box to toast. (We have a toaster, why can't she use that?)
Then she puts four (count 'em - FOUR) cloves of garlic, some salt and some red pepper flakes in the machine she calls the squeezin-art. (With that blade it ought to be a cutting-art)
Then she went back outside to pick some Parsley, and washed that. (Oh yeah, this looks real appetizing, I can tell you right now. ... Not!
And she grated up some of her special Parmezhjan cheese. (Ok, this stuff is
Then she put all that stuff, plus some Lemon Juice (Yech
) in that squeezingart thing and poured something she called X-vee-oh-oh in and ran that sucker (excuse me, cutter) and this is what happened:
Does this not look like THE most disgusting stuff in the whole planet? She called it Green Gold (ah, no, gold isn't green, it's Gold!) and then she put all over her dinner. I thought I was gonna hurl.
After that she put the yikkey green stuff (Now she calls it Pest-oh) in ice cube trays, covered it with sticky plastic wrap and stuck it in the freezing winter box.
Good. I hope it dies in that thing. What can I say? I have a very strange Mom.
Mom likes Tyler Florence's recipe for Pesto, which you can find here
She says it stays bright green because of the parsley.
And check out the Bizzy for Gizzy
Mu Shue Pooh has posted pictures of himself and his Gizzy quilt.
After all the Pesto business, Mom went into the sewing room and cut up
some more Holiday fabric for the Holiday Gizzys
(Information about those coming July 1, 2007)