THE DAY IS LOOKING GOOD
I had waaaay over-parsleyed eggs for breakfast this morning, and the universe was at balance. Why, you ask? But of course you ask if you're here! And I reply, Coz said parsley was HARVESTED from moi garden!!!!!! Slowly but surely, dem cave soils are revealing their bounty!!!! The latest:
THE CITY SLICKER'S HARVEST TALLY, to date
5 sprigs of parsley
1 yellow squash
18 sprigs of basil
2 Santa Rosa plums
And the Chatty One coos at the still recalcitrant plants: onions, tomatoes, eggplants, melon, squash, mint, lemons, limes, peaches, pluotes, figs...Come to Mama...!
But the basil keeps a-springin' which is to say, Thanks to Leny (as great a cook as she is a poet and scholar!) who sends off this easy -- Moi needs 'em EASY! -- recipe to the One Whose Attempts To Cook Often Result in Medical Emergencies (see 6/25 post):
Pesto -- mix in a blender: one or two cloves of garlic, basil leaves (lots!), pine nuts or walnuts, olive oil, salt and pepper.
Last but not least, purring over SPD's recent order to restock inventory of Pinoy Poetics -- it's a unique, useful, educational and inspiring book and I'm glad the word is gettin' out!