Our herbs are really starting to take off. Basil, in particular, is growing like crazy. It's already starting to shoot out flowers, so I've been picking them off every evening to prevent it from going to seed too early. I really haven't used much basil yet this year because I didn't want to stunt its growth, but I felt comfortable enough to harvest some leaves today for our dinner tonight.
I pinned this recipe weeks ago for ginger tea lemonade with basil, so I gathered up the ingredients and brewed some of this to drink with our meal (I doubled the batch because David drinks a lot of tea).
I've also been dying to try this recipe for rosemary and basil focaccia, so I baked up a loaf. I've never baked focaccia before, but this was surprisingly easy and quick to make.
For the main dish of the meal, I went with one of our favorites - 15 minute creamy avocado pasta. No joke, it really only takes 15 minutes. It's one of my go-to meals when I want to make something quick that's filling with lots of flavor.
This meal did not disappoint! So many strong, refreshing flavors and everything went together so well. So happy I was finally able to put some of my basil to good use. Hopefully since I trimmed it back quite a bit, it will come in fuller and still produce for a while longer.
After we ate dinner, I thought it would be fun to share some of our yummy bread with the keets. Thought they'd like a little treat, but they weren't impressed.
They pretty much just fell asleep. The white one did eat a teeny tiny crumb from my hand, but then started to fall asleep standing up. Oh well, I'll just leave the focaccia to the humans.