i can breath again!

After eating my body weight in hot and sour soup from the chinese restaurant down the street, I am happy to report I am feeling much better!  And man does it feel good to eat “real” food again.

Thank you all for your sweet comments on my health.  Being sick is the pits!

However, since being back at work something very strange has happened.  It’s cold outside!!! What on earth is going on?  We were literally melting on Thursday and now it’s cold and rainy.  I don’t get it.

Rain gear…..check.

Cold weather aside I have good news.  Two of my favorite plants are making their seasonal debut.  I literally jumped for joy when we got to harvest garlic scapes and basil on the same day.  (Someone had their mind on fresh pesto)

I love garlic.

And nothing beats fresh basil!

I got to work in the kitchen right away.

Garlic scape and basil pesto:

5 garlic scapes

a handful of basil leaves

1/3 cup walnuts

1/2 cup parmesan cheese

1/2 cup olive oil

pinch of sea salt.

Blend all the above ingredients in a food processor.  Taste test to see if you need more of something.  I added a little more oil, and threw in an extra garlic scape.  ( I like it really garlic-y) Enjoy on pasta, pizza, sandwiches, or by the spoonful!


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10 Responses to i can breath again!

  1. natalie says:

    Hooray! So glad that you’re feeling better!

    And now you have to tell me where you got that hat. Cutest hat ever! 🙂

    • drealieberg says:

      Haha! the hat is great. But it is huge!!! I got it in Montana. But the brand is Beaver Brand Hats. I think they have a website.

  2. Sue says:

    Very glad you are feeling better!!

  3. Beth says:

    Glad you’re feeling better.
    Garlic is good for the soul…
    … and good for your health!

  4. Ceci says:

    So glad you’re feeling better! The weather has been weird in DC, too. 100 degrees down to 70 in a day. CRAZY! So, maybe this is a dumb question, but what is a garlic scape? This pesto sounds so good!

    • drealieberg says:

      Not a dumb question at all!!! A garlic scape is a shoot that garlic bulbs send up as they are growing. They have a milder flavor than a garlic bulb, but they are still really delicious. We harvest them once they are big and curly, (they curl once they are ready to harvest) And harvest them so that all the energy goes into making the garlic bulb grow. If you have a farmers market near by, check it out. That’s the only place you will find them.

  5. Jean says:

    Glad you are feeling better. Sick is the pits — you got that one right.
    Garlic is one of my favorite food groups, but i have never dealt with the scapes very well, so will be doing this pesto for sure. Thanks and take care.

  6. Trish says:

    what is a garlic scape?

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