My favorite herb has got to be fresh basil. Here are two options to preserving your summer crop to keep it lasting well into the winter months!
- Prune the leaves and place them on wax paper on a cookie sheet and place into the freezer. Once frozen place in a sealed bag and try to get out most of the air. Keep in freezer until ready to use.
- Another way is to finely chop it up with a food processor. Add basil and a bit of olive oil in the processor and pulse until finely chopped. Scoop mixture into then place into ice cube trays or small containers and freeze.