Saturday, July 16, 2011


Pinch the top leaves off your basil plant so it won't flower: When basil flowers, it stops producing leaves.

Put a vase of basil on your bedside table to help ward off mosquitoes - it's a natural bug repellent. 

Make vat of pesto today to use throughout the week: see my previous blogs.  Pesto is great served on veggie burgers, whole wheat pasta, pizza topping, grilled fresh veggies, etc

Use basil leaves when you're juicing.

Store your basil bounty for later: Puree 2 cups basil with 1/2 cup olive oil; freeze into cubes, then bag.

cheap trays from the Dollar General (3 for $2)
sprayed with PAM olive oil

frozen cubes ready for future use, stored in freezer bag

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