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?
A sauce this simple demands the best-quality ingredients. Look for the brightest, most fragrant bunches of basil you can find and pull out your good olive oil. They'll make all the difference.
Super easy recipe for French Pistou, the perfect addition to soup or pasta
a crash course in making and freezing basil pesto/pisto to cheer up dreary February.