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Preserving Fresh Basil

My hubby was on Skype with his sister in NY last Saturday night. I was being nosey minding my own business while making sauce & meatballs while they chatted. Turns out, she was making sauce too. Imagine that? Eventually, I heard her explaining how our Aunt Loretta stores her fresh basil in the refrigerator for up to …

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Surprisingly, both cilantro and basil freeze very well. After cutting the leaves, preferably in the early morning while they are freshest, we mix them with a small amount of olive oil... just enough to coat the leaves. They are then packed into freezer bags and frozen for later use. The olive oil makes it really easy to separate the frozen leaves and also adds an extra flavor to the mix.

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How to Freeze Fresh Basil and Ideas for Using Frozen Basil

For years and years I've been trimming my garden basil, freezing it, and then using the basil all winter in soup, stew, and pasta sauce, and this post has all my tips for successfully freezing basil. [from KalynsKitchen.com]

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Never Waste Fresh Basil Again - Preserving Basil

The Best Ways to Preserve Basil - This works really well! Can't wait to use my basil even in the winter months.

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How to Preserve Fresh Basil in Salt

Want the fresh taste of basil for months on end? Use 3 ways to preserve basil in salt in minutes. I can't believe how easy this is!

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Never Waste Fresh Basil Again - Preserving Basil

How to preserve fresh basil: blanch the leaves for 2 seconds, dunk in ice water, pat dry and freeze in a single layer

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How to Preserve Fresh Basil in Salt

Want the fresh taste of basil for months on end? Use 3 ways to preserve basil in salt in minutes. I can't believe how easy this is!:

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Basil Year Round with Fresh Basil Salt

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