i use it often in my kitchen.
mainly for pizzas.
my favorite recipe with basil includes whole wheat pesto pizza.
i'm making it friday night.
served with sparkling lemonade and a tossed spinach salad.
other basil usages i enjoy...
bottom layer of any pizza
stuffed pork chops
this basil stuff is expensive though.
i have yet to find basil sold in any form other than "organic."
if you put the word "organic" in front of something, it automatically means you are doubling the price by at least 50%.
i just read that nicole richie eats "only organic" when she's expecting.
i have not hopped on the "organic" train.
completely and utterly due to price.
i just can't see the effects of "organic" when my visa can swipe
6 bananas for the same price as 1 "organic" banana.
what does "organic" really mean?
doesn't that mean more bugs?
tell me goddesses, PLEASE, there must be an "organic goddess" reading.
inform us, please!
we will not scoff.
just help our ignorance:-)
or tell us it's nothing other than something to make us feel more "hollywood" in our daily lives.
sometimes it's good to feel a little hollywood.
i hope i have not offended you if you are an "organic goddess." i think Nie was? educate us! until then, i'm chalking it up to "just more expensive."
while shopping in my favorite new found store (thank you keri),
i came across what my heart has been searching for since january.
my very own.
i originally planned to buy seeds and grow them in our garden, but
they are already ready for the picking!
i put 2, count 'em, 2 in my cart.
if you've ever bought basil you can tell by looking at my plants above that this was a snag of a deal.
so we'll see if this utah "fall in summer" weather will harvest a good crop.
until then, i'm storing them in my kitchen.
the smell is lovely.
i walk around the island to get to the living room just to get a whiff.
it's so relaxing.
a goddess moment of pampering.
the only problem with growing my own basil is that the only thing i know about growing basil is that they needs lots of sun.
come on weather, cooperate.
imagine the convenience of fresh basil just outside my door!
please weather, please.
think of the pesto!
wait, does this mean i'm "organic"??????