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a basil forest…

Amazing how a much longed-for pour of rain a few days ago has brought about a basil forest in the vegie patch! So, it’s all things basil for a bit with this beautiful harvest… homemade pizza with basil, tomato and mozzarella, basil pesto with orecchiette and crispy prosciutto, as well as bruschetta with basil, tomato and balsamic. (Any other ideas for basil are most welcome. As is a little more rain all round for everyone in Australia!) And I have to say that Costa Georgiadis’ gardening tip of pinching the tops off when harvesting basil is a great one. I reckon it has quadrupled the crop. 🌿  

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Last of the summer basil…

Pizza MargheritaTime for an Italian classic…a take on Pizza Margherita.

I can’t claim any credit for this one – it all goes to onorario italiano Roger who has perfected pizza dough alla casa.

For the topping this time…San Marzano tomatoes, mozzarella di bufala and the last of the summer basil from the vegie patch.

Buon appetito!

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