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?
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!
Fresh Basil Aioli. Bright, fresh basil in a garlick-y mayonnaise, made from scratch.
The easiest preserving you'll do all summer. Plus a link to the infamous Blue Leather: fruit roll ups made with leftover vinegar-soaked blueberries & basil.
Growing basil and scallions is possible even in a small kitchen, without great light.