Saturday, July 19, 2014
2:46 pm cdt
Snip the blooms off your basil plants and you will have more leaves that are usable in your recipes.
Basil is easy to grow on your patio or window sill in pots. The plants are easily available at your local nursery or in seed
packets both on-line or in stores. I've planted both plants and seeds in pots on our patio at home and love the ability to
add fresh basil to our pastas and pizzas. Nothing beats the flavor of fresh picked from your own garden!
Basil is a sinch to freeze too. Wash and pat dry your leaves. Lay the leaves out on a clean, dry white paper towel.
Cover with a second paper towel. Tightly roll the basil up in paper towels and place in a freezer bag. Colour will darken
after freezing. Use as you would fresh in recipes.