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This Basil-Eating Bug Must Be Defeated!

A bunch of shameless ravenous basil eaters have invaded our plants and are eating all the leaves. Help us to identify and stop them! [more inside]
posted by Hairy Lobster on Jul 27, 2016 - 11 answers

Winter is Coming: Thyme for Some Sage Advice

I have seven days to use my herb garden harvest before prepping the plants for winter. Ideas needed! [more inside]
posted by melissasaurus on Oct 19, 2014 - 20 answers

I don't drink... wine: Making Herb Jelly Edition

So I'm cruising through my new Ball canning cookbook and they have recipes for herb jellies, bwee!!! They all call for a good dry white wine. I've never been a wine drinker, so I'm looking for suggestions. What are some good, dry white wines that you've drunk and/or cooked with that you would recommend for basil and rosemary jelly? Since I'm going to be canning in large amounts, I would appreciate suggestions that aren't $100/bottle.
posted by headspace on Sep 5, 2014 - 12 answers

Tell me what to do with my basil-infused vodka

I have some basil-infused vodka that is ready to use, but I am having difficulty coming up with interesting cocktails to make with it. I am aware of Bloody Marys, but what other delicious beverages can and should I be making with this? Obscurity of ingredients is not an issue. Thanks!
posted by likeatoaster on Aug 9, 2014 - 16 answers

Help me identify this dish based solely upon its ingredients.

One of those dishes that has never been written down is begging for a name. [more inside]
posted by msali on Feb 27, 2014 - 6 answers

Thai Basil in NYC

Where can I buy Thai Basil in NYC?
posted by willie11 on May 23, 2013 - 7 answers

Holy Basil, Batman - What is this plant?

Smells like Basil - What is this plant? [more inside]
posted by watercarrier on Sep 5, 2012 - 9 answers

Recipes for purple basil

Just got a bunch of beautiful purple basil at the farmer's market this morning. What recipes can I use it in?
posted by gudrun on Sep 1, 2012 - 9 answers

What can I do with all ths basil?

A LOT of fresh basil - now what? [more inside]
posted by watercarrier on Oct 28, 2011 - 18 answers

What do I do with these herbs?

We've got sage, chives, and sweet basil growing in small pots this summer. I've got a few recipes that use one or the other of them, but I know I could be doing more. What else can I do with them? We eat pretty much anything, except we avoid starches (so pasta, potatoes, or grain ideas won't help us much). I'm open to everything from "throw some chopped chives into scrambled eggs" to more formal recipes. Ethnic foods a plus, but hardly required.
posted by DrGail on Jul 18, 2011 - 12 answers

Please save my pesto!

Why does my pesto sometimes stay a gorgeous green color and sometimes turn this horrible brown? [more inside]
posted by devotion+doubt on Jul 13, 2011 - 20 answers

Is this basil okay to eat?

Is my basil okay even if it's now a different color? [more inside]
posted by thehandsomecamel on Dec 16, 2010 - 7 answers

First they came for the oregano...

Why do you have to be 18 to buy Basil plants? [more inside]
posted by IanMorr on Mar 13, 2010 - 23 answers

What is in my peanut sauce?

Weird question about Thai food. [more inside]
posted by jefficator on Dec 29, 2009 - 13 answers

How can I stop whatever is chewing my basil plants?

My outdoor basil plants are being chewed away by something that leaves behind tiny black grains. Who is the culprit, and how can I stop it? [more inside]
posted by teem on Oct 31, 2008 - 5 answers

Basil bounty suggestions

What to do with my basil bounty? Looking for yummy recipes that will freeze/keep well, as well as recipes to take advantage of special flavors/colors, etc. [more inside]
posted by jujube on Aug 6, 2008 - 16 answers

Can I replant rooted herbs I got from a grocery store?

Can I replant rooted herbs I got from a local grocery store? [more inside]
posted by icollectpurses on Jul 25, 2008 - 9 answers

pepper pesto?

Made some pesto with chili pepper leaves by mistake. Now what? [more inside]
posted by jujube on Feb 28, 2008 - 6 answers

Indoor herb garden

Last summer, I was walking through Boy's Town here in Chicago when some guys handed me a mint plant to advertise some new plant delivery service in the area, focusing on plants for cooking. I did not want to raise fresh herbs last summer, but now I do and, although the mint is thriving in my mom's garden, I have lost the business card that came with it! My websearch skills are not helping me find them; anyone know the company? [more inside]
posted by crush-onastick on Jan 7, 2008 - 3 answers

Does basil taste like pot for anyone else?

Does basil fried rice taste like marijuana to anyone else, or is it just me? Am I tasting the spice wrong? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 15, 2007 - 10 answers

What is this amazing drink?

A bartender made me an awesome drink that had basil, cucumber, strawberries, and (white?) rum in it. What was it? [more inside]
posted by mustcatchmooseandsquirrel on Sep 14, 2007 - 12 answers

Missing: Lemon basil marinade.

I'm looking for a lemon basil marinade my dad used to buy but hasn't been able to find in quite some time. [more inside]
posted by phaded on Jul 27, 2007 - 1 answer

Got any Basil-tastic recipes?

I have a big, bushy, fragrant, delightful Sweet Basil plant... and nothing to do with the astounding amount of basil it's producing. [more inside]
posted by SpecialK on Jul 18, 2007 - 35 answers

her favorite foods are cigarette butts and junk mail, should I add basil to the list?

Will my cat eat basil? What happens if she does? [more inside]
posted by Kellydamnit on Feb 21, 2007 - 12 answers

Hydroponic and/or solar-powered container gardening?

Solar-powered and/or hydroponic apartment gardening: have you done it or something like it? Do you like or dislike any commercial solar kits or hydroponics kits, or suppliers of seeds & equipment for container gardening? [more inside]
posted by allterrainbrain on Jan 17, 2007 - 11 answers

What do I do with all this damn basil?

What do I do with all this fresh basil? [more inside]
posted by LarryC on Sep 3, 2005 - 24 answers

How best pick leaves from my herbs?

So I was blessed this past week with a gift of a mint plant and a basil plant. They're both potted and on my windowsill now. Let's say I want to make something with basil. Do I just pluck the leaves off? Is there some sort of special pruning I need do?
posted by pieoverdone on Jun 15, 2004 - 17 answers

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