The Perfume of Basil

The Explorer is on staycation right now, exploring the deepest corners of the mind and sleep.  But fresh produce never rests, and tomatoes and basil are bursting forth now.

I walked into Hindinger’s farm store today, and the basil aroma was arresting.  I talked with one of the farmers, and she told me she’d been cutting basil all morning.  “My shirt smells like it,” she said.  “Nice perfume,” I responded, and we smiled.  I bet you’re smelling it right now…

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…and I’m off to make pesto.  Aaaahhh, summer.


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