This is a picture of one of my basil plants. I planted this one last year and did not expect to see it again this year! Jeremy had pulled it out and planted some flowers in the same pot and apparently used some of the same soil because this has grown up in the pot and taken over the flowers (I don’t think they have much time left). I’m pretty sure this is doing better than it did last year when it was planted on purpose! I even think it might be doing a little better than the basil I planted this year in a pot all by itself!
Here’s this year’s basil. It’s a different kind than last year’s and this one more closely resembles the fresh basil that I find at the grocery store. As you can see it’s started to bloom a bit. What to do with all this basil? Well, I love pesto so I’m thinking I’ll make some of that – yum! And also my Fish Without A Doubt book has a recipe for basil oil that I think I might try out! I just have to make sure I’m going to use it. The pesto I can freeze, but I’m not sure how long the oil will last and I don’t want to waste it! I’ll update you on how all that goes once I get a chance to try it out!