An informative sampling focused on herbs and tea with an occasional sprinkling of fairy dust and a glimpse into family activities too. The contributions to this blog is the combined effort created by the sisters of The Rosemary House and Sweet Remembrances.
Whether you pronounce it Ba-sil or Bas-il, either is correct. I wouldn't be without it. I love this freshly planted basil garden with one each of 12 different varieties of basil. Mammoth Leaf, Sweet Basil, Lettuce Leaf Basil, Spicy Globe Basil, Greek Columnar Basil, Mini Basil, Thai Basil, Cinnamon Basil, Lemon Basil and then there are the purple varieties. Ideal for any dish that uses tomatoes, and perfect for traditional pesto, basil is one of our favorites. Basil is the perfect companion plant for tomatoes as it helps to keep away the nematodes.
For a clever drying technique, follow this link to an earlier post.