Basil: How to Grow, Chop & Freeze | Simple tips for growing and harvesting basil. Includes how to chiffonade or chop basil for cooking and preserving. Step by step directions for freezing basil are also included. Keep this amazing herb at your fingertips year-round! #Sponsored
For years and years I've been trimming my garden basil, freezing it, and then using the basil all winter in soup, stew, and pasta sauce, and this post has all my tips for successfully freezing basil. [from KalynsKitchen.com]
Freezing Herbs with Olive Oil for Long Lasting Flavor
Freeze Basil "Pluck the whole leaves and set them in a small paper cup, fill with water until the herb is submerged, then freeze. When frozen solid, pop the block of ice with the embedded herbs out of the paper cup and into a ziplock bag. The herbs, once the ice melts will be fresh and ready to use."
Growing Basil When it comes to herb gardening, growing basil is one of the easiest things to do. If you’ve never grown herbs before, it is the perfect plant to start with. Basil can be grown inside or...
Drying herbs is easy. 1.Cut them early in the day, remove diseased leaves, and make sure they are dry. 2.Remove the lowest leaves, tie them into a bundle and place them in a paper bag punched with a few holes. 3. Hang the bag upside down in a dry, airy room. Couldn’t be easier! 4. Looking for a way to do this with special tools? Try this tiered air dryer from amazon (affiliate link.) Freezing herbs: works with most any kind of herb. For longer storage try freezing them in oil or…
If you have a garden where you're growingherbs, you'll want to read this post about How to Freeze Fresh Herbs: Rosemary and Thyme. There's also a link to tips for freezing fresh basil as well. [found on KalynsKitchen.com]