Now since I actually like my food to have a bit of flavor, I decided to plant some basil in my garden this year. I have learned two things. 1.) Basil is really easy to grow. 2) One basil plant is enough to feed three families.
I have more basil than I know what to do with. I started adding it to almost every recipe since I "thought" it would go unnoticed but after adding it to some meatloaf, Jake caught on. "Why does this taste like salad?", he asked. Salad? For the record, it DID NOT taste like salad but then again, I can count the number of times my man has eaten a salad on one hand. So, maybe to him it did. Anyway, I digress.
I have decided to just freeze some of this basil for future use. After reading a few tutorials online, I found it is super easy to do.
Step 1. Gather up some basil leaves. I have used around 20-25 leaves here.
Step 2. After rinsing them off, stack them into a pile. Using a large chef's knife, chop the basil finely.
Step 3. Place the basil in a bowl. Add 1 tsp of olive oil to the herb and mix well.
P.S. - Please bear with me as I learn to take better blog pictures. Thanks!