Bulk basil

Pesto makers!

Order bulk basil to fill your freezer.

Basil
  • 6 bunches for the price of 5: This is a great use of your vacation credit if you have one!
  • Interested in a larger quantity? Email me! I can do basil by the pound for orders of 3# or more (about 7 bunches/pound)
  • Basil can be picked up at any of our market locations or delivered/picked up with your CSA share

You can order online at our online farm stand or just email me. Pick up with your CSA share, Thursday at the farm, or at our market stands. Pay when you order online or at pickup.


Mike’s Pesto a la Alice Waters

Mike and I love the book The Art of Simple Food by Alice Waters. This is Mike’s adaptation of Alice Waters’ recipe. Makes about 2 cups.

Pick the leaves from:

            2 bunch basil, to yield about 2 loosely packed cups

In a mortar and pestle or food processor, grind to a paste:

1 garlic clove, peeled

            Salt

Add and continue to grind:

½ c walnuts or pinenuts, lightly toasted

Add:

            ¼ c grated parmesan cheese.

Transfer this mixture to a bowl. Coarsely chop the basil leaves and put them in the mortar. Pound the leaves to a paste. Return the pounded nut mixture to the mortar and pound the two mixtures together. Continue pounding as you gradually pour in:

            ½ c olive oil

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