Tuesday 17 July
Holt's sister Becky had brought a double armful of basil to JoDee's, but had to leave before Holt turned it into pesto. Today we got the traditional ingredients together (See how-to-make-three-pounds-of-pesto) and JoDee's vasty Charybdis of a Cuisineart made short work of the job of pesto-making. So when we came back magically hungry from the Harry Potter movie, we had short work of making penne and pesto. Even the teenagers tried it.
We then stuffed up some of our own squash blossoms, imported at vast expense from southern Ohio, for dessert. Only Laura tried a blossom, on the condition that Barbara bite off the end in which the anchovy nestled. But no problem - that left more for US!