After a few years of trying and failing, we finally had a good harvest of basil this year. I don’t know what we did differently to deserve it this year but we are thankful! I love brushing by it in the garden and getting a whiff of that sweet smell. And of course we both love eating it.
Isn’t it gorgeous?!
The first year that we had basil (and only, I think), we tried drying it. It ended up brown and unusable and a complete disappointment. The parsley dried the same way.
The next year we got wise and froze it instead. The best way, we found, was to clean it, chop it up, and then put a tablespoon in each well of an ice cube tray.
Add water and then freeze.
Then you pop them out and stick them in a baggy, ready to use in any recipe that calls for fresh basil. Just run the cube under warm water and throw it in!
Now onto the parsley!