If you've checked your CSA basket this week and discovered your perilla leaves, you may be wondering what in the world you will do with them. Below is my first suggestion. The second would be to dry them and keep them on hand to make tea when you aren't feeling well since it has been used in the past to help with the common cold and stomach flu.
Basil is a go sauce for coating pasta, making bruschetta, or topping a pizza. In the summer, when basil is going crazy, making several batches of this and freezing it allows you to enjoy the flavors of summer year round.
Here are some recipes that you can try that utilize your basket ingredients. Please let us know how you like them. Also, share your favorites with us.