This is going to be a very quick and simple post.
I apologize in advance, and will try my best to do better tomorrow.
I’m currently covered in basil goo.
(That’s what happens when you take off the top of your blender to look at the contents as it’s blending.)
I guess it’s a good thing I love the smell of fresh basil?
The basil I planted just a few short weeks ago has gone bonkers.
I have more basil than an Italian restaurant could use in a year.
(I planted TWO basil plants. Clearly one tenth of one plant would have been enough!)
What’s a person to do?
Photo: Basil in my blender
I blended batches of freshly picked (washed) basil leaves with just a slight (teeny tiny!) amount of water.
Then I poured the blended basil into ice cube trays.
Photo: Blended up basil in ice cube trays
I purposely made various sized cubes.
I hated to think of “wasting” all the basil I couldn’t possibly use fast enough.
Now I have frozen cubes of fresh basil in my freezer.
In upcoming months, as I’m cooking, I’ll be able to grab a frozen basil cube from my freezer and toss it into any dish.
I might end up doing the same thing with a few of the other herbs I planted this year.
A big thank you to those of you who suggested I make “herb cubes!”