The basil in my back yard is finally growing well. The plants have bushed out beautifully from pinching the plants back regularly. All of the pinching has given me plenty of fresh basil to work with. My favorite way to use it is in making pesto. Make your favorite pesto recipe and put into ice cube trays when finished. Freeze for several hours, then pop the cubes out of the trays and put them directly into freezer bags for later use. My family loves making pizza during the cold winter months using pesto as a sauce instead of a tomato sauce. The fresh taste of summer comes rushing back with each and every bite!

Beth Marrs

I graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Adult Home Economics Education. I love to cook and entertain and spend time with my family.

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