Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Summer Basil

Fresh basil is at the market. By the bunch, about $1, or by the bushel, about $30. OK, a bushel of basil is a lot of pesto. But it is a long time to next summer.

Kim said:

Tomatoes, corn, basil. The summer trifecta. The real summer ephemerals. Daily happiness for about 1 or 2 months, then gone for another year. Everyone has the experience of looking forward to and waiting for your own county's tomatoes and corn to be ripe - because they are the best. Wherever you are, the ones from the farmstand down the road are the best in the entire country. Period. They just are.

What I wonder about us as Americans, is why we're so easily pacified with inferior substitutes…

Wednesday, August 8, 2007


There are tomatoes, tomatoes, and more tomatoes at the market. So why not have a red and yellow tomato sandwich? This one was made with organic heirloom tomatoes from Wilson's Produce. Garnished with basil and blue cheese, but Zingerman's goat cheese would work well also. Top with a dressing of your choice.

Joann Wilson said:

Thank you for the tomato feature. The photo of the sliced tomatoes looks very appetizing. :-) I will send this web site to my customers that I email every week.