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Repost – How to preserve fresh basil!

Friday, July 6, 2018 17:06
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I grow quite a lot of basil in my vegetable garden.  I grow it between the tomato plants.  I love this easy method of preserving it and also, I like to make pesto and freeze it.
How to Preserve fresh Basil

I have never tried companion planting before. I grew my own Genovese basil transplants this year and so had quite a few and decided to plant them next to tomato plants, as I had heard that is a good combination. It must be. I’ve never had such glorious basil before! The basil is on the left next to the tomato plant.

I went out this afternoon and cut a basketful of the fresh basil.

Then I removed the leaves from the stems, washed them well and gave them a few spins in the salad spinner.

Next I chopped them in the food processor and put them into a quart jar.

Finally, I covered them with raw apple cider vinegar and put a lid on the jar.

If my house was cooler, I’d just let it sit in a cupboard, but the house gets pretty hot this time of year, so I will store it in the refrigerator. When I want basil for cooking (pesto, spaghetti sauce, pizza, soup, roast, chicken.. etc.) I can just retrieve what I need and it will be like having fresh basil all year!



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