Why? Because you can! And pickle, and jam, or otherwise celebrate the resurgence of the domestic arts our forebears held so dear. Put on your best apron and step into our kitchen, won't you?
Chilli and basil jelly, perfect for sandwiches and cheese
Three gloriously simple yet surprising blueberry jams: with lemon balm, ginger, and basil. Yum x 3.
Keep the tastes and memories of summer all year long with this super easy taste tingling strawberry jam with balsamic vinegar, black pepper and basil, it will transport you to Italy in a trice!
Basil and lemon combine forces with spectacular results in this beautiful and fragrant jelly.
Soda is naturally carbonated when you ferment it! This flexible recipe will allow you to sub your favorite seasonal fruits and herbs using one of several fermentation methods.
Saving basil seed for future gardens is incredibly easy and the seeds are plentiful.
This vibrant, spicy curry paste makes a terrific base for a Thai-inspired stew.
Who wants to pay for Basil in the dead of winter? Not me and here is an easy way to take care of that!
Dried basil is less full-bodied when it is dried, but it doesn't lose its distinctive delicious taste. Keeping the dried leaves whole instead of crushing them retains more of the flavor.
A bumper crop of basil left me with more than I knew what to do with. Here's a simple way to preserve the basil leaves, along with a simple syrup recipe to get all the flavor out of the stems!