I grow herbs in my garden. Some started from seeds but you can find good young plants in a market. I have two types of Parsley, Oregano, 4 types of Basil, Sage, Chives, Rosemary, Dill, 3 types of Mint, Thyme, Tarragon, and Lemon Grass. I will have more in the spring.
Making Basil Pesto using fresh Basil from my garden. Using Herbs fresh out of the garden is always a treat on its own.
Basil Pesto is a good thing to keep it around. Toss cooked pasta with Basil Pesto is easy Pasta Genovese. Mix with boiled Potato and a touch of Mayonnaise is a good Potato Salad which is good with a glass of white wine or beer. Potato Salad with Basil Pesto. $8
Basil Pesto adds exciting flavors to simply roasted vegetables. Oven roasted Fennel and Brussels Sprouts with Basil Pesto. $8
YuDofu, this is a Japanese style Tofu dish. Tofu with a simple Clam stock, Napa cabbage and chrysanthemum. $10
Baked whole Beets in the oven and made Beets Potage. Topped with baked Beets, fresh cream and Tarragon. Simple but wholesome. Whole Beets Soup. $7
A simple Tomato Cheese Pie. This is a good way to enjoy these plump, semi-dried Tomatoes. It is sweet, tart and rich tomato flavors are enhanced by Parmigiano-Reggiano and Basil. This large pie can be shared with four, though certainly not necessary to share. $16
Make Dried Tomato with Cherry Tomatoes. Organic heirloom cherry tomatoes in different color are imbedded in ricotta cheese mix. Individual size pie. $7
Dried Tomatoes and Basil were sandwiched inside of whole Camembert Cheese and wrapped with a pie sheet. Flaky light pie crust with melting Camembert enhanced with concentrated tomato flavor with basil. You know this is a great combination. Great wine companion. $20
Baked Rosemary Potatoes. Fluffy baked potato is one thing but baked with herbs and crusty outside with fluffy inside is another favorite. A plate with other garden vegetables and cheese. $12