Storing Fresh Basil

Lots of leafy basil in a jar on a counter

When you’re lucky enough to have a big batch of freshly harvested basil, I recommend storing it uncovered on your countertop.   Trim the ends and drop the basil in a jar or vase with some water. Place near a window if possible so it can get sunlight. Change the water as needed and use within […]

Storing Fresh Rosemary

Baggie containing a rolled towel with a sprig of rosemary peeking out

I love getting fresh herbs in my CSA. They’re always bigger and more impressive than the herbs I grow and, because they’re freshly cut, they inspire me to use them up quickly. Depending on how hot the weather is, most soft-leafed herbs can do fine in a cup of water sitting out on the counter […]

Garlic Scape & Kale Pesto

Overhead shot of a food processor with partially blended sauce and leafy greens.

Garlic scapes are the stocks that grow from bulbs of hardnecked garlic plants. They could easily be overlooked, but I love that some resourceful cook figured out that they make delicious pesto.    This recipe is cheese-free and, though I’m not a vegan, I like to make it this way because I can serve it […]

Curly Leaf Parsley

a bundle of curly leaf parsley one a pale wood background

Curly Leaf Parsley Veggie Type: Herb Season: Summer/Winter Peak months: Year-round for two years, but best the first year Uses:  Curly Leaf Parsley Inspiration More curly leaf parsley inspiration coming soon! Let us know on our Facebook page that you’re waiting for it and we’ll let you know as soon as it is available.

Cilantro

bunch of cilantro

Cilantro Veggie Type: Herb Season: Summer Peak months: July-August Uses: Cilantro is pretty controversial, but if you’re a fan, try growing some in a sunny spot in your kitchen. Cilantro pairs great with tacos, potatoes, beans and rice, eggs, noodle dishes, etc., etc. If you have a lot to use up, try making homemade salsa. […]

Dill

bunch of dill

Dill Veggie Type: Dill Season: Generally grown in greenhouses year-round Peak months: May-June Uses: Pluck off some dill leaves for a garnish or use the leaves for a more dill-intensive recipe. Pickle-making is probably the most common use of dill, but dill also is great for flavoring root vegetables. Try roasted root veggies (beets, potatoes, […]

Flat-Leaf Parsley

flat leaf parsley

Flat-leaf Parsley Veggie Type: Herb Season: Summer Peak months: June-October Uses: Flat-leaf parsley (a.k.a Italian parsley) can be substituted for curly parsley in soups, salads, and sauces, but it has a bit of a peppery taste so is especially great raw. Try using it as you might use Arugala or another salad green and chop […]

Sweet Basil

bunch of sweet basil

Sweet Basil Veggie Type: Herb Season: Summer Peak months: June-September Uses: Nothing compares to fresh basil! Tear the leaves (rather than chopping) and serve on top of eggs and tomato, a Mediterranean-inspired salad, or spaghetti. If you have more basil than you know what to do with, try making a homemade pesto. Sweet Basil Inspiration […]