Few things get this girl more excited than a brand new package (or a freshly picked bunch) of fresh basil. The next time you find yourself in possession of fresh basil, I want you to put it to your nose and give it a big sniff.
What does it smell like?
You can (successfully) add basil to almost anything.
Lemonade? Sure. Ice Cream? No problem. Bubble gum? Like I said, almost anything.
Often, though, it’s nice to have basil in a classic, comforting combination: tomatoes, basil and garlic (oh my!). Combine those flavours into a rich blush sauce for pasta, and you’ve got a recipe that you’ll return to again and again when you’ve got fresh basil at the ready.