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BASIL IN JANUARY!!!!

Posted 1/21/2011 6:55pm by Michael Scheidel.

Now don't get your dander-up.  I get excited about little things.  I came home late evening from an errand and began to cook a rag-tag meal for myself and stumbled upon a cache of ball jars full of what appeared to be olive oil with a few garlic cloves sunk to the bottom.  I thought it would give my potato/acorn squash/shallot stir fry a nice garlic tone. When I gave it a whiff,  BOOOOOM, BASIL!  I forgot and Emily reminded me that we took the last of our basil from the hoophouse in the end of October and warmed it in olive oil on the stove and strained it out.  What's left????  A mid-winter (9 degrees tonight??) taste and smell that should be only smelt and tasted in July.  Lesson for all of us: #1 know what you have in the pantry or don't and stumble across some surprises; #2 preserve everything you can and if you don't know how, let's learn.  Gotta run, dinner's almost done!  Peace.

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