Back on October 14th, I did a post on keeping basil for the winter. I titled the post Basil in February, I Hope So. I am happy to announce that yes, you can have fresh tasting basil in February. I opened up one of my little jars of this basil, and it was like opening summer back up again! The aroma, the color, everything, perfect. It's very concentrated because the basil is very finely chopped. I stirred about 1/2 teaspoon into my bowl of soup right before serving, and with every spoonful the aroma of the basil was amazing.
I know it's not cooking, but this fragrant basil is going to be my entry for Weekend Herb Blogging, which is being hosted this week by Ulrike, from Kuchenlatein.