Pineapple are ripe when they are slightly soft to the touch and give off a sweet aroma. To prepare pineapple, cut off top and leaves, then slice skin off. Slice thick pieces from the core or cut horizontally into discs and core
French Breakfast Radish
This oblong heirloom radish's vibrant color graduates to a white tip. Very crisp, the lovely color makes it a popular favorite. Quaintly named, this variety is topped with bright greens and offers an excellent mildly sharp flavor.
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This item was last sold on : 04/15/14
Opal basil is available year round.
Ocimum basilicum ‘Purpurascens’ or Opal basil, is a sweet basil cultivar. Two varieties of Opal basil have been chosen as All-America Selections winners in 1962 and 1987.
The deep purple glossy leaves of Opal basil are egg-shaped and sparsely toothed along the edges. The hybrid basil variety has a stronger spicy, anise flavor than the common green sweet basil.
Opal basil leaves make aromatic herbed vinegars or oils. Make a purple pesto or use the leaves as a garnish for salads or pizza. Opal basil can replace green varieties in caprese salads. This purple basil can be used fresh or dry; it can also be frozen for future use or used to infuse oil. Opal basil can lend flavor and color to many culinary pairings, including Thai, Vietnamese, and Italian.
Opal basil was first discovered in 1830 by George Bentham a British botanist. Since then, many varietals have been introduced. Purple basil crossbreeds rather easily with other basil cultivars which allows for a great number of varietal changes. The Dark Opal basil variety was developed at the University of Connecticut in 1950. Opal basil is grown both for ornamental and culinary uses; it grows best in the summer heat.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|Marine Room||San Diego CA||858-551-4676|
|Sublime Tavern||Del Mar CA||858-259-9100|
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|Wyndham SD Bayside||San Diego CA||619-232-3861|
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|Fishery||San Diego CA||858-272-9985|
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|San Diego Culinary Institute Inc.||La Mesa CA||619-644-2100|
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|Indulchi||Chula Vista CA||919-235-1697|
|The Craftsman New American Tavern||Encinitas CA||760-415-2380|
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Recipes that include Opal Basil. One is easiest, three is harder.
|The British Larder||Wild Asparagus and Opal Basil Risotto with Chilled Green Tomato Jelly|
|C'est La Vegan||Grilled Baby Eggplant Bruschetta with Purple Pesto|
|Farmgirl Fare||Purple (Opal) Basil Pesto|
|She Simmers||Purple Basil Pomegranate Jelly|
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D'zara Cafe (Restaurant food)
Near Harjamukti, West Java, Indonesia
About 252 days ago, 8/07/13
Santa Monica Farmers Market Near Santa Monica, California, United States
About 322 days ago, 5/29/13
Spotter's comments : Her Farm is selling vibrant opal basil today. Grown in Fresno, CA. Available for the next couple months.
Gaijin Noodle + Sake House Near San Diego, California, United States
About 328 days ago, 5/23/13
Spotter's comments : Opal Basil spotted at Gaijin Noodle + Sake House. very yummy pho