My basil is thriving. I don’t know how I’ve managed to do it with all this crazy hot dry heat. Oh wait. I do know. I’ve spent countless hours watering, and watering, and watering some more. Well, it has paid off. My basil looks like it’s been growing in a tropical rain forest.
I was looking for something a little different than the usual pesto pasta dishes, and found Pea and Shrimp Penne with Basil from Fine Cooking. This was perfect. Quick, easy and light. Though you may be looking at it, thinking, “my those are funny looking peas!”
Yes, I admit it. I had no frozen peas in my freezer. I know. I couldn’t believe it either. I went through the whole freezer twice, in disbelief. What I did have was a bag of frozen edamame. It’s almost peas, right? I think it was a pretty good substitution. The edamame added a bit of nutty bite to it.