24 August 2012

Basil everywhere!

If you follow me on instagram (@erinmasi), you've already seen my enormous basil plant. At the beginning of the summer, I wanted some bruschetta. I went to the store looking for some delish fresh basil to use and all I found was a little plastic container with some pretty pathetic looking basil inside. I decided that I was going to grow my own fresh basil! Buying a basil plant had to be cheaper than that horrible grocery store stuff and it couldn't be that hard right?

Well, fast forward 4 months later (how have I already been in UT four months?!) and we now have 2 happy, ENORMOUS basil plants, producing more basil than I know what to do with!

So this is where you come in! I need some new ideas! Send me your recipes!! What are your favorite things to do with basil?


alli said...

We went to a restaurant where they made an amazing dessert pesto that went with fresh strawberries--wish I could re-make that one. Pesto in general uses TONS of basil...but I'm guessing you've already eaten tons of that. Wish you could just share some with your neighbor :)