OOkay. So maybe it is a bit of stretch to characterize the South Road as the Tuscany of North Hastings.
But for the second year in a row we have harvested some amazing tomatoes and basil. And they have made for some delicious meals and goodies for the freezer.
I spent the good part of the afternoon washing and clipping basil for Basil Balls. Basically a recipe where you snip basil leaves into the food processor; whir with a bit of olive oil; place a heaping tablespoon on a cookie sheet covered with wax paper and freeze until solid. When they are solid, they are packed away in the freezer in a Tupperware tub to be used for soups, stews and sauces from November until April… when we really need to be reminded of summer.
Basil balls are a great invention – even if they do invite cheeky jokes about Fawlty Towers.