Friday, July 17, 2009
Mrs. Burns' Lemon Basil & Salad Burnet
More rain today so it's too wet to mow. Ed weeded the Mrs Burns' lemon basil and the salad burnet. It's an aromatic pleasure to weed and to pinch off the flowers of the lemon basil. Mrs. Burns' is doing very nicely. We will definitely plant that variety again next year. I love the smell of lemon basil and it lends a nice surprise when added to a salad. If you have enough, it makes a slightly different , but delicious pesto.
The salad burnet ( lower left) has a cucumber-like smell and taste. The little saw toothed leaves are great in a salad especially when they are small. Salads here are always surprising. I wander around the garden and pick lettuce, arugula, a little lemon basil, salad burnet, tarragon, chives or whatever looks good today. Our house dressing is a raspberry vinagrette. This year the salad greens have been outstanding.