Eatwell Farmhouse Kitchen


For the Basil Mayo

Washed Basil leaves 

1 clove Garlic

2 Eatwell Farm Egg Yolks

A Pinch of Salt

Juice from 1/2 Lemon

1 cup of good Oil


Into a blender put the egg yolks, turn it on low to mix the yolks then slowly add the oil, one drop at a time.  It is important to add the oil very slowly in the beginning so the yolk and oil can begin the emulsion.  After the first several drops add the garlic, salt and lemon juice.  Then drizzle in about half the oil and add several basil leaves.  Check the consistency and the flavor, if you want more basil add it.  Add more oil slowly until you have a consistency and flavor you like.  This is really delicious spooned over tomato slices, as well as a spread for your burger bun.

Hamburgers & Buns

I like to keep my burgers really simple.  I start with very good meat, gently forming the patties and sprinkle with Eatwell Farm Lavender Salt.  Fry on a really hot griddle pan or on the bar-b-que.  Never press the patty while it is cooking, that only serves to squish out the moisture and you end up with dry burgers.  Toast a good bun, preferably homemade (recipe info below), slather with Basil Mayo, top your burger with cheese if you like and seriously thick slices of tomato and a bit of our white onion.

Della Fattoria’s Hamburger Buns

Kathleen Weber

For this week’s Sunday Supper I made the Hamburger Buns from Kathleen’s book and they are outstanding!  I used half our Heirloom Wheat Flour and half All Purpose.  If you want to try them for yourself here is a link to the recipe on line, or if you prefer email me at and I will type it up and send it to you.