The forecast is for rain tomorrow and Wednesday, so today was the day to harvest the basil crop and make pesto.
It took a while for our basil to take off this year, but it did like the two hot spells we got and took off, producing a very good crop. Tom brought in a very big basket full.
He picked off the leaves while I assembled the other ingredients: walnuts (instead of pine nuts), Parmesan cheese and olive oil. Yes, we leave out the garlic. Sorry, all you garlic loving purists.
I stuff the food processor as full as I can with the basil, chop it up, add about a half cup of walnuts, chop, then 3/4 cup Parmesan, blend, then drizzle in the olive oil to make this slurry.