Friday, August 24, 2012
One of my favorite herbs is basil. It's plentiful right now. It's easy to grow and there are many different varieties. The one I like the most is the giant Italian Basil. I've also grown lemon basil, purple basil, genovese, pistou (really tiny leaves in a shorter, bushy plant), and cinnamon. They all have slightly different taste.
We had a customer who would get lots of basil every week. I asked her what she did with it. She told me that she tied the stems together and hung each bunch by a curtain rod in every room of her house. Pass the tomatoes and mozzarella, please!
I like to use basil in sauces, ratatouille, and even jelly. What do you like to use basil in?