Homegrown Basil in Baked Pasta Dish

James gave me basil from his garden. Erika asked me to make Baked Orecchiette for supper. Perfect timing. The small dish is spaghetti see we hash instead of pasta. Fresh mozzarella, basil, Parmesan, and homemade sauce.

The Small dish was spaghetti squash instead of pasta,

Pesto Season Signals Summer

Last night a friend brought over some fragrant fresh basil from the garden.

I felt inspired.

The recipe I used called for

2 c fresh basil leaves 1/3 c pine nuts 1/2 c Romano or parmesan cheese 1/2 c olive oil 3 cloves of garlic. Another friend’s flowers from her garden.

Such generous friends.

It might be time for new red and white checkered table cloth. I hemmed this fabric in 1974 and the red has faded to almost pink.

Even if it rains, the front porch offers shelter and a wonderful place to watch the downpour.