Our basil plant is thriving so last night we made homemade pesto. We used Jamie Oliver‘s recipe for Risotto Bianco con Pesto — a really easy recipe that requires only arborio rice, celery, onion, garlic, butter, cheese, broth (we used chicken, but any will do), pine nuts, and a dollop of fresh pesto. Now, we’ve got to figure out what to do with the chives!
We live in an apartment on the 4th floor (no elevator!) in Stuttgart West, or on the west side of the city. This is a view from our small balcony just after we planted our flower and herb boxes. Here’s to hoping we can keep them alive!
If you were to look in the other direction (picture coming soon), you can see the entire valley as well as the Stuttgart Tower (Fernsehturm Stuttgart).