I had just finished putting the hoop house up for a late season crop of lettuce. In order to do so, I had to harvest the “last” of the basil.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There is no way I can use that up,  I like the fresh taste better that dried so I decided to freeze it.

First, pick off the leaves, it took a long time but sure smelled good!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next I needed  to puree  it. The blender did not work very well, so into the food processor it went.

A little water to thin it,  the smell is heady!
Hard to believe it all broke down into a big freezer bag.
Squeeze out the air and lay it flat. It’ll go into the freezer. Once set, I’ll cut it into chunks. I suppose I could have used ice cube trays, but I only have one.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Gastronomic Gardener

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