It’s hard to tell from this picture, but that’s a beautiful, whopping, 3 cups of fresh basil. Three packed cups, which is probably the most basil I’ve ever had at one time. It’s a ginormous pile that we were given at our trip to Whole Foods! How cool is that?
Here’s the story: we were poking around the plants outside the store, admiring the basil. They had extremely vibrant basil plants. The nice lady who works in the flower section was out there, too. We’ve already got lots of basil planted in pots, but it’s at the point where I really can’t pinch them back anymore and expect them to survive. So we chitchatted a bit and then went in to do our shopping, plantless. The next thing I knew, the plant lady was giving us this huge bag of fresh basil from pinching back the store plants! She said she couldn’t make anymore pesto and nobody at the store would take anymore basil either.
When we got home and got all the groceries put away, I ate a few leaves then I made pesto. It turned out to be the best pesto I’ve ever made! I’m convinced it’s all because it was given to us so generously.
Thank you, Whole Foods Plant Lady!
And…guess what? The next post is going to be another book contest. So get ready!
Happy Almost Weekend!