NO, I am not talking about the knives. The mortar and pestle! Get them out, get some garlic and some green herbs, and salt, and get POUNDING. Take it from me: it is therapeutic, and oh so tasty.
This lovely pistou went on some spuds last night.
What, you don’t have these things growing in your back yard? Well, if you have a particular seller you like at your farmer’s market, and you don’t see these things, just ask them. Almost all growers have these things for their own use: if you ask nicely, they’ll bring you some next week. Believe me, farmer’s market folks would love to expand their markets, and with more choice, we’ll all benefit!
So get pounding.