I'm literally wilting as our upstairs air conditioning is on the blink and we are
expecting another 95F day - pray the fix-it guys show up as promised or the
very hot weekend will be miserable.
However the basil is growing like wildfire!
With the heat of the sun, and the addition of a few good heavy rain
showers thrown in late in the day, I could almost make pesto daily now -
and those cucumbers from my neighbor's patch are non-stop - looks like
more chilled gazpacho is on the menu tonight!
My first pesto of the season was so good!
Served over a short pasta shape which soaked up the sauce perfectly,
it only required an additional grating of Parmigiano-Reggiano plus a
twist of the pepper mill. . . . . . . .and Italy was in my bowl!
Dessert that evening was the simple French fresh plum cake. . . . . .
. . . . . . . .beautiful colors, easy foods to prepare, delicious to eat.
Nothing is really more enjoyable than eating at home for me.