Tuesday, July 28, 2009

First Lemon Basil Harvest of Summer 09

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Nothing smells better than fresh picked lemon basil. We will behaving pesto and Italian fried chicken for dinner. I will also make a tomato, mozzarella and basil salad with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Maybe a bowl of tomato basil soup for a snack this afternoon.

Have y'all got any great basil recipes?


  1. Lemon basil, lemon balm, lemon mint...all perfumes that I adore!

  2. MMM. Sounds yummy. I've never tried growing my own herbs or anything before. Tried this year but I fried my poor seedlings. Maybe next year I'll have better luck.

  3. I can't seem to grow basil, well sometimes I can. I love homemade pesto, the bottled stuff just doesn't cut it.

    I have a glut of coriander (cilantro) trying to figure out what I can do with that?

  4. Yum!! I love basil in lasagna. I also think basil is good chopped and sprinkled on sliced tomatoes, then topped with crumbled feta cheese.

  5. Debbie girl it amazes me how many different flavored basils there are out there ! I planted baslil with my special morning glories .. Moon Flower and what was SUPPOSED to be Chocolate (looks like deep pink to me) jeez !
    Any whoooo yours looks scrumptious girl !
    I love the smell of lemon verbena ( have you grown that one ?) so I have that as a potted plant too .. it smells exactly like those hard lemon drop candies .. now that is one wonderful aroma !!

  6. No problem, you've got my ok.

  7. Brenda, the lemon scented herbs are my favorites too. We should go to Blue Moon when your better and buy lemon scented geraniums.

    Cinj, nothing is easier than basil. Give it a shot.

    Foxy. Salsa?

    Linda, your making me hungry

    Joy, Lemon verbena is an annual for me. I usually grow some, but not this year. I miss it.

    Why thank you anna.