Sliced & Diced: Fresh Herbs – Basil
Basil is a herb that I always have growing somewhere in one of my flower beds or garden. It is nearly impossible to kill which means that I actually stands a chance of surviving around our place. And it is so great to have fresh basil at your fingertips for a recipe. Sometimes I just go and pluck off a leaf to smell its aromatic goodness. *sniff* aaaahhhhh.
At any rate. In the winter, or if you aren’t growing any, it is not readily available in the garden so I have to purchase it at the store. For this post I purchased a “bunch” from my local grocer and prepped it. Hopefully this will help you get a feel for how much basil you would need for any given recipe.
Here are the results I came up with:
And my favorite OAMM recipes using basil?
What about you? Do you have some recipes using basil, fresh or dried, that you would like to share?