Wednesday, August 16, 2006

haiku


The scent of basil

is as enchanting as its

purple ruffled leaves.


8 comments:

Pat Paulk said...

I love Basil! First time I've ever seen it growing. Cool!!

Paperback Writer said...

Hmmm, I didn't know basil had purple leaves! Mmmmm....basil....

Osquer said...

Well, now that's purple ruffled basil. The more common variety, sweet basil, has bright green leaves. You can see a bit of sweet basil in the lower left corner of the second picture. At the very top of the picture is some Siam Queen basil (also on the left of the first picture). The stuff on the right is parsley.

Bea said...

mmmmmmmmm fresh pesto!!!!!!!!!

Osquer said...

*giggle* I made pesto last week and froze it in ice cube trays. Each pesto cube is a portion. They looked really funny when I removed them from the trays and put them in baggies. I kept thinking "Soylent Green is Pesto!"

Paperback Writer said...

.....mmmmm.....pesto.....

Bea said...

lol pesto cubes how cute!!!!

Osquer said...

Bea, actually, they looked remarkably like the alfalfa cubes we sold for rabbits at the pet store where I used to work. Not the most appetizing idea, but I'm sure I'll be able to disregard the similarity when I thaw them and toss the pesto with some nice penne or drizzle it over some tomatoes and fresh mozzarella!

Word, PW! LOL! Say it with me now...mmmmmm pesto!