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Basil in Wonderland

We had the honor of visiting Ralph and Jan’s magical garden today. It’s filled with love; with the fragrance of roses and lilac, peace and serenity. One of the highlights is their gorgeous circular patch of basil for pesto. Ralph told us his inspiration is his grandson who asks for pesto pasta often. He plants dozens of basil plants every year and has already made about 70 jars so far this summer.

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Jennifer CrainJennifer Crain is a freelance writer, specializing in the path of foods, from ground to grocery. Her articles on nutrition, health, parenting and community events have appeared in publications in the Pacific Northwest and across the U.S. She’s a regular contributor to The Co-op News, the newsletter of the Olympia Food Co-op, where she’s written on food history and trends, farming practices and local products. This year, Jennifer created The Plum Palate, a blog celebrating local produce, which she co-writes with local chef and cooking instructor, Chie Okazaki. For more on Jennifer’s writing, visit her on her Web site, blog and Tumblr page.View all posts by Jennifer Crain →

  1. jacquiejacquie09-03-2011

    Beautiful post by Jenni’s Plum Palate! Love hearing about local local local!

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