Green, my favorite color. Last week I harvested all my basil plants in a large planter. This most healthy basil plant I grew came from Trader Joe. It was on the way to a DAM lecture, my husband Tom and I stopped the store on Logan Street to pick up a few things and my eyes were immediately caught by these basil plants, tightly lined up by the entrance with a marker sign with "$2.99!" on it. During the summer I tossed these delicate and distinguishably aromatic basil leaves into salads or flavorful pasta dishes and its greenest hue always reminded me that another Colorado summer was passing through rapidly. All harvested leaves were gently washed in the kitchen sink in a few batches and I made simple basil pesto, blending with garlic, extra virgin olive oil and walnuts. This irreplaceably precious green hue in the jar will surely inspire me for my next studio time..
Here is my first blog.