I’ve come to a revelation– I hope to never buy herbs again in the grocery store! This reality goes far beyond any sort of farm-to-table philosophy and straight into my pocket. Take note:
Each of these plants cost no more than 3 bucks. In the grocery store where the herbs will probably die in like 3 days anyways? One buck less. And they don’t keep having little herb babies.
Buy your own herb pots! Even if you have no garden (I surely do not have enough moolaw to afford a garden in this urban landscape) simply keep a few pots of choice in your kitchen next to the window. These lovelies reproduce more quickly than rabbits. …which is why I don’t feel bad using the baby leaves to top my tartines with my teff bread.
The jackets are stowed and the tank tops aplenty. Give your fruit salad some peps by adding fresh basil.
To really infuse the flavors, mix all ingredients 30 minutes before serving. Today I enjoyed a combination of peach, banana, apple, and blueberry. The banana adds a luscious creaminess and juxtaposition of texture from the firmness of the blueberries and apple. The peach is a flavor complement to both blueberries and bananas. Basil ties this together into something curiously savory and herbaceous.