Tag: basil

Seasonal Gin Spritzer

I enjoy a cocktail after a long week of farm work. I change the simple syrup, garnish, and flavor base depending on what is in season and my mood, but I always go with gin. I tend to favor Barr Hill Gin for its flowery and fresh notes. *See below for simple syrup recipe. Spring: […]

Basil Pesto

This is adapted from Everyday Italian by Giada De Laurentiis and is my go-to pesto recipe. It’s not overly garlicky and makes enough for 1 cup of pesto. It’s easy to double and freeze the extra (I freeze pesto in ice cube trays, then put the frozen cubes into a baggie in the freezer, popping […]

Italian Bean Salad

A friend’s mom made this one time when I had dinner at their home. She walked out to the garden, then back to the kitchen, and this salad was on the table in 10 minutes. It’s a lovely way to use cherry tomatoes, bush beans, and basil, all of which are bountiful in the summer. […]