I went out to the garden early this morning to harvest some basil. The sun was still behind the trees and hadn’t reached the garden yet. It was a cool and comfortable morning around 70 degrees with a nice, light breeze. The grass was still wet with dew.
I clipped the basil stalks, gathered them up, and settled myself on the garden bench to trim the leaves.
It was so peaceful. The neighborhood was quiet and I took great pleasure in sounds of nature and the aroma of basil around me. I ended up with a good-sized basket of basil.
Once washed and trimmed it weighed 4.5 oz. The majority will be used in a batch of pesto. The rest may be either dried and jarred, or chopped and frozen into small portions that can be added to recipes in the future.