Friday, March 12, 2010

Day 93 - Basil

It feels a bit silly finding joy in basil. But I love the way it smells. And the way it tastes. I've been known to buy basil in the grocery story, put it in water on my kitchen counter - just so I can sniff it when I walk past. I grow it every year in my garden. I probably should try to grow it inside in the winter. I have oodles of recipes that use fresh basil to help me get my fix. It is definitely one of my favorite herbs. And today I picked more up at the store to adorn my counter. Basil love, basil joy!


evaevolving said...

I LOVE basil! Definitely a source of joy. Also fresh rosemary. Just heavenly.
Have you heard of Caldrea cleaning products? I splurged and got their kitchen sink set: dish soap, hand soap and lotion in the best scent ever, Basil Blue Sage. It makes me happy every time I use it!

Erin Wallace said...

I love basil, too! It smells fantastic and I plant it in the garden in amounts that I couldn't possibly use for the smell. The leaves are great, too, and there are so many varieties that you can have many different colors and varigations. And I LOVE tomato and basil and olive oil with some buffalo mozzerella. The perfect meal.

Joy said...

Wow! Thanks for all the hints and recipes! You all are the best! I'm checking out the Caldrea products now (searching on Amazon) and I'd forgotton about eating toms, basil and mozzerella. That's going to be my lunch tomorrow!