Basil is my favorite herb, and this dish is one of my all-time favorite uses of it. We’ve served this to just about everyone who has ever eaten at our house, and I’ve yet to meet anyone who doesn’t love it.
One of the cool season crops I love most is broccoli. Years ago — before I knew better — I attempted to grow it in the middle of summer, and I couldn’t understand why it bolted and grew flowers instead of a head of broccoli.
It’s been a great month in the garden — plenty of sun, plenty of water — and the early crops are growing beautifully. This is a particularly lovely time of year to be out in the garden — before the humidity and bugs take over.
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