For years and years I've been trimming my garden basil, freezing it, and then using the basil all winter in soup, stew, and pasta sauce, and this post has all my tips for successfully freezing basil. [from KalynsKitchen.com]
Basil: How to Grow, Chop & Freeze | Simple tips for growing and harvesting basil. Includes how to chiffonade or chop basil for cooking and preserving. Step by step directions for freezing basil are also included. Keep this amazing herb at your fingertips year-round! #Sponsored
Drying herbs is easy. 1.Cut them early in the day, remove diseased leaves, and make sure they are dry. 2.Remove the lowest leaves, tie them into a bundle and place them in a paper bag punched with a few holes. 3. Hang the bag upside down in a dry, airy room. Couldn’t be easier! 4. Looking for a way to do this with special tools? Try this tiered air dryer from amazon (affiliate link.) Freezing herbs: works with most any kind of herb. For longer storage try freezing them in oil or…
Freezing Herbs with Olive Oil for Long Lasting Flavor
Basil Vinaigrette for Drizzling Over Tomatoes Basic vinaigrette dressing, Martha Stewart:1 cup olive oil, 1/3 cup rice wine vinegar, 2 T. dijon mustard, salt & pepper to taste. 1 part basil puree (see below):How to make the basil puree: 1 cup (tightly packed) fresh basil leaves, washed and dried well 1/2 cup (or less for stronger basil flavor) best quality extra virgin olive oil.