Purple Basil

Posted on July 20, 2011


Such a wonderfully mellow counterpart to it’s green cousin. This year is the first time I’ve had purple basil readily at my disposal thanks to a starter plant from Windflower Farm.

I’ve used it in the following:

*Eggplant Parmesan (needed to double the amount used due to aforementioned mellow-ness)

*Garlic Scape Pesto (definitely my favorite CSA recipe so far!)

*Omlettes made with roasted kale, squash, onion, etc

Many more to come. Meanwhile my little sniffer loves getting her nose in it. When evening breezes blow through the apartment from the plaza, hints of basil come riding towards us–olefactory delight!

Posted in: CSA, Food Musings