In May, it seemed so natural that I would plant all these herbs and take a snip whenever I needed them. Pshaw. I’ve needed about 1/100th of what I planted. If you’re anything like me, or even if you have just one simple basil plant you’d like to enjoy all year long, here’s an easy way to freeze them. They won’t be pretty enough to use as garnish, but all the flavor remains intact to give your dishes some zing.
Once frozen, you can throw them in sauces — jarred spaghetti sauce is a favorite around here — and make them taste homemade. Here’s how easy it is:
Once the ice cubes are frozen, remove from the tray and store in Ziploc bags.
You’ll thank me in the dead of winter, I promise. I feel like Martha Stewart when I yell “Don’t forget the fresh basil!” in the middle of January. Good times.