A great laugh-out-loud moment in a favorite movie of ours, WALL-E, is when the captain, who has spent his whole life on a space ship learns about earth.
He exclaims, "AUTO! Earth is amazing! These are called 'farms'. Humans would put seeds in the ground, pour water on them, and they grow food - like, pizza!"
Well apparently he wasn't too far from the truth. We planted a few "pizza plants" when we got to our summer home.
OK, actually just basil. But we've called basil "pizza plant" in our little family for quite a few years, and apparently we're not the only ones that consider it such.
The smell of fresh basil just makes us imagine a chewy crust, bright tomato sauce, and gooey mozzarella cheese along with it.
The tall herbs in the back (and everywhere) is oregano--which is great in our pizza sauce. The lower herb to the middle right, that looks pretty brown, is thyme--also good in the pizza sauce. Rosemary would also be good in it, but there was just a bunch of dead rosemary where the bare dirt is.
The grey dead leaves in the middle are sage, but just down from them are a decent patch of still-living sage. Most of our recipes for sage are to accompany sweet potatoes, but apparently it's a good match with turkey as well.
We've cleaned out quite a bit of this bed already, but we have a bit more work to get it looking really nice. We're just super excited to have a space to grow some herbs this summer. And definitely excited to make lot's of homemade pizza.