13 August 2014

Basil



I am a spice girl.  Not scary, a bit sporty, likes ginger.  (Okay, I’ll admit… that was a bit lame.)  Seriously, though, I love herbs and spices.  I use a lot of coriander and cumin when I cook and whenever I can get my hands on some, I love me some basil, too.  Just the thought of the Thai dish pad gao-prao muu (minced pork with basil and chili) makes my mouth water.

Whenever I find myself at the Flower Market, I always make sure that I get a pot or two of basil. This way, I can just snip away whenever I need some basil leaves.   Most often, though, I gather the leaves and make pesto and freeze them for later use.  I just love, love, love the smell of basil!

Do you have a favorite herb or spice?

Basil-(1)
 
 

10 COMMENTS:

Tamar SB said...

I can smell the basil from here!!

Kim said...

I love both herbs and spice. My years in Thailand taught me to grow into spice and now we all love it. My mother never liked anything super flavorful or with spice so I did not grow up with it. However, when my kids came along, we made sure to introduce it early on. They all love a little heat.

Dina Lettre said...

Nothing like fresh herbs!

La Petite Princesse said...

Basil is the best of them all :)

Amy said...

oh me too! I can't cook without using my herbs and spices! favourite is mint.

Pieni Lintu said...

Looks so good!

Party of 5 said...

I love coriander...mint...dill...oh my, my mouth is watering.

barbara said...

Basil is my favorite!! Pasta al pesto.... Let's talk about it!!

Jade @ Tasting Grace said...

Basil is definitely one of my favorites! I'm all about the herbs and spices and have many favorites...but I think the one spice I adore that is underestimated is nutmeg. It's my secret ingredient in my meaty marinara-style Italian sauces, though of course I use it in many baked goods too!

Molly said...

I love Basil, it is one of the easiest herbs to grow from seed

Mollyxxx

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