There is nothing better than growing your own food, it is sooooo satisfying! My basil has started to bolt to seed and is doomed to a frost-bitten death very shortly, so what better to do than to make a bulk lot of pesto and whack some in the freezer?
I found this oh-so-easy recipe http://video.about.com/vegetarian/Pesto.htm
and set to work.... a very short time later I had enough for tonight's dinnner and 5 other meals to freeze.....yummo..... My entire kitchen was filled with the gorgeous aroma of basil, parmesan and garlic, and the best thing is it's all done for next time!
How easy is that? Just boil up some fresh pasta, pour a glass of red wine and sit back and enjoy..... And of course those seed heads weren't wasted either, they are hanging upside down in a brown paper bag in the kitchen, drying in preparation for seed harvesting.... In spring they will be planted out and the whole basil life cycle will begin again....