Each year we grow basil along with parsley, thyme and other herbs that we are in the mood for that year. We also grow strawberries, tomatoes, spaghetti squash, regular squash, zucchini, and peppers (poblano and jalapeno). The squash and zucchini were a new addition to our garden this year. They are doubly good since we love to use the flowers in sauces, pizza, stuffing them with cheese and other goodness, etc.
Trays of Fresh Pesto
Also, each year Chris makes a huge batch of pesto using our basil (confession....this year we had to buy extra basil because of our wet spring/summer). This pesto will last us until next summer. Chris' secret to making it last so long.....he freezes the pesto in ice trays (just like he does when he makes baby food which he be doing soon :-)), then transfers the cubes to freezer bags, seals and voila. Easy and tasty all year long!