In the spring I posted a photo of my sweet basil and it has been prolific giving me fresh spice to put in red sauce, salads, etc. I just love rubbing my fingers on the leaves and smelling the aroma it provides. Below is a photo of what the plants look like after having cut enough leaves to have 2 cups packed with sweet leaves.
So picked up some of these little cups with lids at Walmart, each holds 3 tablespoons of pesto which is what I used for those two delicious meals before. So in the freezer they went awaiting the time I feel the urge for pesto pasta again.
If you have never made pesto you may enjoy it. Naturally everything is better when it is picked fresh from a garden but sweet basil could be purchased at a really great grocery store in a bunch. If you'd like to see how it is made and the ingredients click on PESTO.
Try and stay cool, the heat and humidity is off the charts here in Delaware. At this rate it won't begin to cool down until November.