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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.

Roasted Cabbage

I ordered a “dinner bag” from One Farm and this is what was in it. I decided to try Roasted Cabbage with that head of fresh cabbage. It was actually pretty easy to make and turned out really delicious. Here’s where I found the recipe

Head of Cabbage
See that fresh from the garden head of cabbage?
Cabbage Slice
I sliced into the fresh cabbage and cut 2 pieces
Bacon Grease
Bacon Grease
Butter and Bacon Grease
Butter and Bacon Grease were melted
Pour the Butter and Bacon Grease mixture on the slice of fresh cabbage
Cabbage Salt & Pepper
Liberally sprinkle with Kosher Salt and Fresh Ground Pepper
Roasted Cabbage
Roasted Cabbage smelled delicious and tasted pretty darn good!
Roasted Cabbage on a Fork
Bite of Roasted Cabbage

Potato Vegetable Soup

I love a good soup. Any time of the year. Soup is an especially good treat in the summer! I made up this soup tonight with some of the vegetables from One Farm, but I was inspired by the Potatoes Danelle dug today. She planted and harvested 2 kinds….a red and a purple.

Potato VegetablesI used everything but the radishes in my Chunky Thick Rib-Sticking Potato Soup.

Vegetables in a Calphalon PanThere are no real measurements for this soup…..I wrote down a recipe but you have to make changes as you go. This recipe is not written in stone. You may like a different vegetable or cheese or spice. You can do that with soup. Soup forgives.

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