A little bit of tuscany

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.

basil and tomatoes

tuscan harvest -north hastings style

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One Response to A little bit of tuscany

  1. Darlene says:

    We have Thai Basil in the garden yet. Gonna try it. Thanks for that! 🙂

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