Tuesday, July 8, 2008


Sweet basil is always good, but man-o-man ... Summer basil is just something else! I was reading David Lebovitz's blog the other day, and he mentioned how the summer basil in Paris is so fragrant you can smell it a few meters away. That's the stuff I'm talking about! 

It's in that same category as the heavenly summer tomatoes and ripe off-the-tree peaches!   Love summer. 

Did you know that basil is best kept at room temperature? Most people keep it in the fridge, but it will actually thrive if kept at room temp, on the counter (out of the sun though) just in a glass of water. Seriously. It LOVES that.  Plus, you can also smell it the whole time you're in the kitchen! Why waste that loveliness? 

Give it fresh water each day.