The Basics: Basil

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Basil

Summer signals the abundance of fresh basil in the garden. It’s not only a reliable herb that offers distinctive flavor to recipes, it may be used to garnish items beautifully. Basil is a member of the mint family, Lamiaceae & prized for adding good flavor to pizza, salads, appetizers & side dishes. Basil is relatively simple to grow. Press the seeds into loose, damp soil in a window box or directly in the garden where they will recieve good sunlight & watch them grow. The stems may be snipped then the leaves used in recipes. Pinch the ends when they begin to flower on the plant to encourage more leaf growth. Learn how to store & use fresh basil when cooking.

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How To Store & Use Fresh Basil


Basil leaves are tender so it’s best to pluck them from plants just before using them. However bouquets of snipped basil may be placed in a bit of water & stored on the countertop several days in a bright location in your kitchen. If purchasing basil from the market, opt for plants if available or keep the leaves in the container they were purchased in up to 2 days in the refrigerator. 

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The Technique

Basil leaves have a tendency to wilt quickly. Add them as a garnish to plates just before presentation to guests. When using them over baked or sautéed foods, scatter the small leaves over warm & not piping hot items to ensure they do not turn brown.

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