2009-09-14

Life in the Garden Part 34: Some pesto numbers

7 pots of basil

Grocery store basil price = $1 / ounce

4.25 pounds of basil


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$68 worth of basil at retail price

2.5 pounds of basil leaves (after removing stems)


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1 big bowl of pine nuts

4 lemons

4/5 bottle of olive oil

$14.56 worth of Costco parmesian cheese


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3 hours

2 episodes of No Reservations

An apartment that still smells like herbs

All that adds up to a more than a year's worth of pesto


2009-09-12 Most of the Pesto

(And this is only 85% of it)

9 comments:

Margie and Edna said...

Holy cow!! Sounds like you're going to be enjoying pesto for a long time to come. :)

Cathy M said...

Lots of good meals ahead.

Theresa said...

Oh yummy homemade pesto. You'll need to have a stand at the side of the road and sell it.

Pricilla said...

How wonderful that your plants were so prolific.

I freeze my in ice cube trays so I can pop out as much as I need.

I don't have the volume you do though...

LDK in STL said...

Wow! I am coming to your place for dinner.

hitesh rawat said...

how many do you grow......?????

it always....seems a lot....just calculating how much time this will take to finish......??

woo hoo.......\,,,/

Clarrise said...

Pesto... Yumyum! :D

Cromely said...

@Marge and Edna: I certainly hope so. It goes with so many things.

@Cathy M: That's the plan. It's easy to thaw and add to pasta. In the past I've thawed it in them pasta.

@Theresa: The thought crossed my mind. I could sell pesto and spider plants.

@Pricilla: I like doing the ice cube tray, too. The auto portioning is great. With this volume, though, I wanted to decrease the surface area and air contact to minimize freezer burn.

@LDK: Let me know when. I'll even vacuum (probably...).

@hitesh rawat: I've got a bunch of plants growing in containers on the deck. I think I started with 18 this year.

@Clarisse: It turned out well.

Sharkbytes said...

Wow! I am impressed! Looks great...