This weekend my helpers and I picked a big bag full of leaves, ready to process. Then the basement freezer died, I got distracted, and our basil waited in the fridge. I pulled it out Monday afternoon, thankful that it looked no worse for the wear.
I wanted to run the batches through the food processor without delays, so I set up an assembly line. Each pile of basil needed 8 cloves of garlic, 1 cup of walnuts, and 1/2 cup olive oil.
I was so focussed that Rebecca was a few minutes late to her nature class, but gosh darn it, we finished the job! All except the clean up, that is. Oh well, the mess managed to wait for us to get home. ;-)
Can you see in the close up how ugly the basil gets if it isn't packed up airtight right away?