An abundance of basil

Notice how I did NOT say an overabundance of basil? :)  In my opinion, you can never have too much.

Trevor was a bit surprised when I came home with a(nother) basil plant from the grocery store the other day. I said, hey, it’s “columnar basil,” which is a different variety from the basil I bought, rooted, and potted.  Which is the same one as the handful of leaves in the glass of water.

And then there are the seven different kinds we’ve started from seed. . . six of those are for the U of M seed trials and one is just because a friend gave me a packet of basil seeds, and I thought, hey, why not? I’m already starting basil anyway.

So, in addition to the two no-longer-flowering Easter lilies we’ve got on the kitchen table, we also have a glass of water with basil in it, a tray of basil seedlings, and two pots of basil.

I’m going to have find a few more good recipes that use basil. :)

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4 Responses to An abundance of basil

  1. Lisa says:

    Use it in Charred Corn Salad – grilled corn-on-the-cob (kernels removed), diced tomatoes, diced Vidalia onion, chiffonade of basil and lime juice to taste…it’s a great summer side dish for picnics, too!

  2. Deedee says:

    Your photo just makes me feel happy. I have little seedlings all over my living room floor by the patio window. Waaay too many, but I can’t ever throw one single one out! My “pets”!

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