Yesterday morning, in a fit of Martha Stewartishness, I decided to hack half my stand of chives to make more room for the basil. I cut them into little pieces, dried them on a baking sheet on the screened porch and filled a good sized storage box for freezing.
Then, I picked a whole bunch of ripe cherry tomatoes, mixed it with some freshly cut basil and mozzarella and - voila! - the first Caprese salad of the summer!
Because the rosemary was feeling neglected, I chopped up a couple sprigs and tossed it with olive oil on some fingerling potatoes. I was not quick enough to get a photo before the hubs started wolfing them down.
All in all, a very productive day, and a nice diversion from the reality of the coming week. Thursday is the 51st annual Downtown Lawrence Sidewalk Sale. Forecasts says 102. Come one, come all!