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Basil - The Herb for Every Kitchen


February 10, 2022

Courtesy of Mike Heath

New basil cuttings and mature plants after harvest.

What if we could grow a plant that smells delightful, tastes great and could help improve our health? Well, we can. Anyone can grow herbs on a window sill or even on the kitchen counter. Basil is one of those herbs that grows easily, is easily harvested, serves a variety of uses, and smells terrific.

I'm sure you've all heard about basil because it's the basic herb used in Italian and Mediterranean cuisine. One of my favorite Mediterranean dishes is tomato bisque soup. That and a grilled cheese sandwich makes a great lunch on a snowy day, at least top me. Basil is used in marinara sauce, sp...

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