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The Bucket O Basil

I like to shop online…and that includes shopping for produce! Danelle at OneFarm, understands that, and she puts her produce online once a week. I shop, place the order, and pick it up a few days later!
This time, I ordered a Bucketful of Basil! She let me take the bucket home (so I need to return it full of something….hmmmmmm) and it was then that it dawned on me that I actually had to DO something with all the Basil!

Bucket of Basil

Bucket of Fresh from One Farm Basil

I asked some friends on Facebook and they came up with 368 different things I could do with it! I settled on these:

Basil Salt

Basil Salt

Dump out the Basil Salt on a cookie sheet and bake until it is dry.

Basil Pesto

Basil Pesto in Cubes

I spooned the Basil Pesto—-minus the Parmesan Cheese—-into some Ice Cube trays and then bagged them up for later use.

Basil Cubes

Frozen Cubes of Chopped Basil

Frozen Cubes of Chopped Basil

Basil Butter

Basil Butter in Food Processor

It only takes a second to mix the butter and basil into a loves Basil Butter!

  • Basil Leaves

    I take the fresh Basil leaves off the stems and give them a “rough chop” as Ina would say.

    Basil Bunch

    Mmmmmmmm. Take a big whiff! Can’t you just SMELL the Basil goodness?!

    Pine Nuts

    Pine Nuts from Omaha’s Herman’s Nut House

    Basil Flowers

    I love the sweet flowers I found in my batch of Basil from One Farm

    Pouring Salt into Food Processor

    Pouring Salt into the Food Processor

    Basil Salt in a Weck Jar

    I stored my Basil Salt in a tall glass Weck Jar. I’ll decant it into smaller containers to use at the table and for cooking.

Filed under: One Farm, Recipes at Red Mittens

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I'm a semi-retired mom living smack dab in the middle. Mom to @lasertron and @MattEHunt and new gramma to @aliceelfie. I attended #STS134 #NASAtweetup. I love to cook, hoard magazines and go places with my husband in his Cirrus122.

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