Re: [gardeners] Putting it by

Margaret Lauterbach (
Mon, 29 Jun 1998 06:30:40 -0600

At 07:48 PM 6/28/98, you wrote:
>Picked a bunch of basil again today, both purple and green. Put the purple
>in the dehydrator and it should be dry by 9 pm.
George, what kind of dehydrator do you have?  I bought one of those little
round things and it takes days to dry herbs.  I have a homemade dehydrator
(combo sulfuring box and dehydrator that I can roll around) that dries
things a lot faster than that little thing.  

>On the pesto front, anyone got any ideas for a substitute for pine nuts.
>Bottled pine nuts in a 2 ounce bottle are $3.79 plus tax here and that's a
>bit pricey for pesto flavoring.<snip>
I have seen walnuts suggested as an alternative to pine nuts, George.
Costco was selling pine nuts (shelled) for about $4 per pound, but I think
they were coming from China.  Slave labor.  I think the price is a lot
higher now.  Margaret