Technically, my basil crop did not do well - I only had a single plant come up from my seed. But to my surprise, the 2016 basil was on the job, and spread their own seeds all over, so I had a basil bounty come up all over the garden.
This is what is happening at my computer as I type - pesto, crackers, and coffee!!
I love pesto - I don't eat it a lot, because it is so rich, but it is so easy to make, and I keep tweaking the recipe, I may need to make enough to freeze.
I used this recipe - http://www.food.com/recipe/macadamia-pesto-370228 - and did not mess with it much. I used a bit more basil, and next time I will use a bit less salt. But it is like eating summer. The idea was to have basil with pasta, and share some with friends. I am not sure yet whether either of those things is going to happen because as long as the crackers hold out, I am going to keep eating.