It’s July 2nd and very hot in Brooklyn. It was time to top/pinch out the growing tips of all my basil. Here are some of the tops that I got:

I made The Husband’s favorite Pesto Lime Leaf Chicken Salad. The one he says he’s been waiting for his whole life. My pesto is made without cheese so that it freezes well. You can always add parmigiana as needed when you serve it. Here’s the recipe – this makes enough pesto to put some away for pasta or whatever creative ideas you may have the next day: