What else can you do on a hot day at home with children? Make pesto. So we did. We harvested all the basil we could (not much, barely the 1 1/2 cups required from Thai basil and common? basil), toasted up pinenuts, grated up parmesan cheese, foraged 2 garlic cloves from the garden, and drizzled in some Australian olive oil. This is all that it made, but I will freeze it in the ice cube tray. Smells awesome! Every time I buy pesto, I only use some of it before the rest of the jar goes off, quite a waste. It's hard to find Australian made pesto too, I've found it a green grocer's shops, but it's expensive if you're not going to use the whole jar. This way, I'll only use what we need. Next year, we'll grow more basil!