Preserve Your Sweet Basil Harvest
Sweet Basil is such a vigorous herb
that you'll always have an abundant harvest to share with others.
The nice thing about most of
the ideas below is that they make great gifts as well. Just
package them nicely in decorated containers or gift boxes and you
will delight someone with a little gift from nature.
Definitely one of our favourite
basil preservation recipes. Not only because it is a lovely pink,
but because the vinegar preserves the flavour of the basil
exceptionally as well. We use purple splash in our marinades,
salads, stir fries and home-made mustards.
For the bathroom we make it with
apple cider vinegar to use as a hair rinse and to add to the bath
water. It restores the natural acid mantle of the skin and hair
and is exceptionally good for dry, itchy skin - traditional winter
Learn how to
make your own herbal vinegar.
Making your own gourmet mustards is
a lot easier than you think. And basil makes a mean mustard.
Learn how to
make your own herb mustard.
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