Cook fresh with basil

By Olivia Fowler
For the Courier

Even if you don’t grow fresh basil, it is an herb readily available in grocery stores.

And basil rocks. It’s easy to grow and has a wonderful smell. If you just wanted to use it in the garden as a glossy leafed ornamental, it would be fine.

But why do that if the plant can double as a garden beauty and a kitchen prize.

Please enjoy these fresh basil recipes.