I do believe that this may be the last pickings of my balcony gardening season. Basil and tomatoes. I did get enough basil for one more batch of pesto, although it looks a bit squished down here. And I’m going to make a yellow tomato salsa for some enchiladas that I have planned later in the week.
There was really not much cooking going on this past week… my head cold was lingering, and my energy levels after work wre close to zilch. I did make a basic pasta with mushrooms and garlic one night, because we were wanting something warm.
However, I do have a menu list planned out for next week, and we just came back from the grocery store. D. has been in the kitchen making pumpkin cheesecakes, which he just pulled out of the oven. They smelled quite good earlier… however now, the smell of freshly-picked basil is permeating the air at the moment. 😉 So it’s a bit hard to get a good whiff of the pumpkiny goodness. He also made a sweet sort of dip, using a jalapeño relish and roasted red peppers. That tasted very good, even before proper melding time. 🙂 Desserts and dip, check!