After sowing three packages of seeds and nary a plant in sight, I purchased a handful of basil seedlings, which thankfully, have produced a record crop this year.
I am busy making loads of basil pesto. I love having a another reason to use the ice cube trays I bought to freeze Mason's baby food.
I opted for walnuts instead of pine nuts in this year's batch. Pine nuts, although I love them, are ridiculously expensive. The pesto made with walnuts, which I'm calling poor man's pesto, tastes exactly the same to me. I'll save splurges of Brad's hard-earned bacon on pine nuts for recipes where it really matters.
What food substitutions do you make to save money?