Preserve basil for winter meals

 

September 4, 2023

Speed the process of drying basil by removing the leaves of freshly harvested basil from the stems then dry the leaves using a microwave or dehydrator. Photo courtesy of All-America Selections

Don't let a bumper crop of basil go to waste. Preserve its flavor and zest with proper storage and preservation.

Extend the life of fresh basil by removing any discolored leaves and cutting the bottom of the stems off at an angle. Set the stems in a jar with an inch or two of water. Loosely cover it with a plastic bag and set it on the kitchen counter out of direct sunlight. Change the water ev...



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