Does your basil runneth over?
You already know that the more often you gather fresh basil from your garden, the fuller it grows, right?
Of course you knew that. Silly me for bringing it up.
You’ve been diligent. Dedicated. What a farmer you are!
You’ve picked basil for your neighbors, family, co-workers, yourself… but wait… it keeps growing and growing and you’ve run out of ideas on what to do with the stuff!
Make basil pesto, it’s so lovely!
Okay, been there. Done that. Now what?
Make more basil pesto and FREEZE IT! It’s sooooooooooo easy and you will be so glad that you thought of this!
Here’s what you do: Take an ice cube tray (I purchased one specifically for pesto-only). Thoroughly spray compartments with Pam spray and then spoon in pesto. Stick in freezer overnight. Then, when you are ready, pop these bad boys out and store in a freezer-tight container.
See how easy that is?
Believe me, whenever you have drop-in guests and you need a quick appetizer or pasta sauce… it’s hard to beat pesto as a fabulous foodie ingredient!
And my, what the fabulous foodie you will look like when you humbly state “oh, I made this old thing from fresh basil from my garden.”
Don’t have a garden?
Don’t worry… there’s an easy solution for you to have access to inexpensive fresh basil, too. Your bragging rights will be “oh, I made this old thing from fresh basil.” You rock.
Want to know a super-secret tip for releasing the full flavor of basil? Click here.
I’m curious to know… what is your favorite way to incorporate pesto into your life?
Eat well, my friends. Eat well.
P.S. Just adding another usage for extra basil…. a basil vodka gimlet!! Check out Jae’s recipe here(plus, she’s a local gal and #AWBU superstar!).