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Can I still use frozen and darkened basil leaves?

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by nycguy20011 4 years ago

I accidentally froze basil leaves in the back of the fridge. The leaves look thinner and darker than usual. Can I still use them to make pesto after they’re thawed? Should I reserve them for sauces...

"Pesto Perpetuo" Basil

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by cheesemaestro 8 years ago

This year I grew a pot of this basil to make some late-season pesto. If you're not familiar with this variety, it is an attractive plant, with smallish, variegated leaves: light green mottled with...

Cheap basil

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by sbug206 4 years ago

Any suggestions to get a large quantity of basil cheap? I want to make a batch of pesto.

*July 2009 COTM* SPICE: Parsley, Mint, Dill, and Sweet Basil

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by foxy fairy 12 years ago

Our Chowhound July 2009 Cookbook of the Month is Spice: Flavors of the Eastern Mediterranean by Ana Sortun. Please post your full-length recipe reviews here for dishes from Chapter Nine: Par...

Other than pesto...

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by small h 5 years ago

What can do I with an enormous amount of basil? I'm just one (small) person, and there's only so much panzanella and pasta pomodoro I can eat. I have about thirty portions of pesto in the freezer a...

Why did my hydroponic basil wither and die?

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by fldhkybnva 8 years ago

I have been using a lot of basil and so I figured it'd be a good idea to get a hydropic plant. I have never had a green thumb so I probably should have known better, but maybe with some tips, I cou...

Favorite ways to enjoy basil

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by ChefyV 5 years ago

I love basil and use it in sandwiches and pesto. What are some of your favorite ways to use basil? Just looking to add more basil to my life.

basil drink recipes please!

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by hungrymom 10 years ago

For the first time ever here in Montana we have an ABUNDANCE of basil in the garden. I have exhausted all recipes and am in desperate need of some good drink recipes. At the local wine/cocktail b...

Basil and the Asiatic Beetle

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by Bonbon10 5 years ago

Basil is a leafy herb that is enjoyed not only by humans but these contacorous pest called Asiatic Beetles. I never had a problem till 2014. I did some research and found they have actually been i...

Something is eating my basil??

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by cassC863 7 years ago

So I bought some basil and planted it! It took a while for me to get around to planting it, so I kept it in the pot for a couple of weeks and didn't have any problems with if. After I planted it, s...

Testing Ingredient Ideas For A Classic Bite

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by VinoPair 5 years ago

I've got another classic bite - Table cracker, aged white cheddar, balsamic glaze, basil, and strawberry. Here's some ingredient ideas Mindy and I are thinking about testing (arugula, aged balsami...

Basil What did I do wrong?

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by walker 6 years ago

Today I bought a really fresh bunch of basil at the farmer's market. I asked the vendor if I should just place it in a cup of water on my counter; he said yes, just keep it out of the sun. Seve...

Where to find large bunches of basil?

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by s4zando 5 years ago

Once upon a time, in a galaxy far far away... I recall buying a big bunch of basil (for pesto) at a reasonable price - but for the life of me, I can't remember from where! I thought it was a lun...

Pesto - Someone help me, PLEASE

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by caiatransplant 5 years ago

Hi all. Until day before yesterday I had a beautiful couple of basil plants, flourishing and leafy. Then my yard guy showed up. I thought he was mowing the lawn. He cleared my garden patch, tak...

Where to buy basil in southern Chester County

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by CindyJ 6 years ago

Here we are in peak tomato season and my home grown basil has succumbed to insects. Is there a good place to buy fresh basil in southern Chesco? I know Pete's (okay -- that's Delaware county) has...

Fun things to do with huge basil leaves?

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by cshoe 6 years ago

I succesfully grew a new variety of basil in my garden this year, and now I have lots of very large basil leaves. I've done pesto, ice cream, freezing the leaves, etc. But, since these leaves are ...

Garlic Spray for Insect Control on Basil?

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by CindyJ 10 years ago

The insects are awful this year! Maybe it's because of all the rain earlier this spring, or (more likely, I think) the disappearance of the bats that used to live behind our shutters, but for what...

Holy Basil in SEA?

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by equinoise 6 years ago

Anyone have a lead on this? Notably, holy basil (Ocimum tenuiflorum) is different from Thai basil (O. basilicum var. thyrsiflora). This 2010 discussion suggested a few places. http://www.yelp...

Basil Bugs? Gardening Question.

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by DreamCyn 12 years ago

Hey there. I'm attempting a garden on my deck, and my basil plants are getting eaten up! It gets so bad entire leaves end up little bitten slivers. I can't see what's doing it; no caterpillars, ...

Basil Issues

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by Karl 7 years ago

To preface this I'm in the Northeast and have always had great success with Basil growing in my garden. I planted two weeks ago two basil plants, they came in those biodegradable soil pots that sa...