Usage and Cooking Strategies:
Basil is traditionally used in Italian and Southeast
Asian dishes. Gently pull the leaves from the stems
and chop gently to avoid bruising. Add at the end of
cooking to keep the flavor and aroma fresh. Add basil
to salads and sandwiches for a burst of flavor. If making
a pesto, don’t limit it to pasta, it is a great
addition to soups and spread on toast or on sandwiches.
Store with the stems submerged in water, on your counter
in a cup or jar as if it was a bouquet of flowers. Cover
loosely with a plastic bag to extend the shelf life.
It can be kept in the refrigerator if needed, in a plastic
bag with a wet towel.