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Sep 25, 2006 01:43 AM

"Pesto Day 2006".....SERIOUS "Pesto-age" Can You Guess...? (w/PHOTO)

At the end of each summer I make pesto and deliver some to friends, neighbors, teachers, and co-workers (with a loaf of crusty bread). I was about 3 weeks late this year and my gorgeous Genovese basil was starting to "give up the ghost". The day is over, and I'm relieved (and tired).

Here is the challenge for you...
Can you guess (from the photo below) how many cups of *packed* basil this harvest produced?

Funwithfood's Genovese Basil Harvest 2006:

(The winner will win.....nothing but the satisfaction of being..."The Winner".)

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        1. The disparity is so funny to me--hard not to laugh and/or tip my hat.

          I am *definitely* aware of those who have actually made pesto, and those who have not...that's ALL I'm going to say!

          (Stay true to your "gut"...fellow "pesto-ites")

          2 Replies
          1. re: Funwithfood

            Hey! I'm the one who said 50 and I've been growing my own basil and making pesto for 15 years! Maybe it depends how packed it is. It seems that I always have more basil than I think I do. 30, my first guess, just seemed too small. But maybe I'm crazy...

            1. re: Glencora

              To quote an old song..."My lips are sealed..."