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The Thing About Surplus: Easy Peanut Pesto

A bundle of basil showed up in my CSA share this week.  I shuddered a bit thinking about that same herb growing somewhat recklessly in our backyard, used sparingly for sandwiches and seasonings.  But with an additional bundle wrapped and ready for use, I needed a recipe to quell the basil surplus.

Food surplus remains a focal point for the debate over the health of our country and our food supply.  Many experts argue that U.S. agriculture policy has promoted the overproduction of certain farm commodities, like corn and soybeans. As with most items in excess, you look for new and novel ways to use it.  For the food industry, this meant converting commodity Continue reading