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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Freezing Basil

I pulled up all the basil in the vegetable garden and picked the good leaves off of the plants. I have two plants left in the herb garden which I will leave until the frost gets to them.

I washed the leaves in the prep sink then ...

... put them in the salad spinner.

I coarsely chopped them in the food processor adding some olive oil to coat the leaves and ...
then put it all into one ziploc bag which I flattened as much as I could. This went into the freezer flat.
When I need some basil this winter I'll open the bag and break off a bit to use. How easy!

3 comments:

Pam's English Garden said...

Thanks for the tip. I'll try it.

Thanks, also, for visiting my blog. I use Liquid Fence, too, to keep the deer away. It works for me. Pam

Lisa said...

Hey this is great, I was just looking at my basil thinking what am I going to do with you?

martha said...

Thank you! I've wondered how to preserve my basil. This is it!