It’s Spring! I could not be happier!! Living in the south has it’s blessings!!
I was able to get my herbs planted a wee bit early and I have already had my first harvest of Sweet Basil!!
Basil… Oh how I love thee… I have never met a leaf I didn’t like! I use it in so many different sauces and I dehydrate it at the end of summer to use all winter… This is always my first recipe of the season.. I infuse olive oil with the leaves of the plant. I use it all Summer on pasta, bruschetta, and more… It’s so easy and you won’t believe that you made it yourself … look at you, all gourmet and stuff!!
You will need
one pint jar of Basil leaves, lightly packed
1 tsp. sea salt
olive oil ( I hate to sound all Ina, but you need a good EVOO)
Pack the leaves into the jar, sprinkle with salt and pour on the oil until it is completely covered… that’s it!!!
Keep in fridge ( remove from fridge an=bout an hour before use then pop back in when you are done)