end of Sept 2012 frost and rabbit-touille

pesto turns out only the tops of the basil plants got blackened- it was a light frost two nights ago. Nevertheless, I went and snipped down most of the plants last night, their trunks resembling wooden tree branches. Into a big tarp they went, into the hoophouse for safety. Today I stripped the good leaves off, enjoying the warmth an rain cover in the hoophouse. Got a 5 gallon bucket full of basil leaves! Into the cuisinart they went, batch after batch, with olive oil, sunflower seeds, garlic and salt. I ended up with a good amount of pesto for … Continue reading end of Sept 2012 frost and rabbit-touille