Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Welcome to my home...here's my basil!

I received a free basil plant from my Produce Club last week. They were running a promotion that if you spent over $12, you received free your choice of a small herb plant or a head of lettuce. Since my Produce Club basket is $18, I delightfully paroused the selection of herbs.

When I saw my basil plant, I knew that this specific plant was mine. Kinda like how I've heard people pick future loved pets from the pound: they just KNOW. I bypassed Chives, Parsley and Thyme to pick a well rounded plant with lots of little baby leaves that would be great on my pizza one day.

So it made the trek home in the cup holder of my car, but I didn't quite know how I was going to do with it once I got it home. It was blind love, I tell you.

So it sat on my counter, by the sink, soaking up the sun from the window. But now I'm getting worried...it's a time bomb. I have to plant or it'll slowly die from....from....well I don't know, but my indoor plants just all seem to die!

The biggest issue is that I have no idea where to plant it in my backyard, if I would even remember to water it, or if it will get completely burned up.

So the only available spot in the dirt was right by my front door, greeting the UPS man, the mailman and any casual visitor. I would like to think my basil plant speaks to people, saying:
"There is a great cook who lives here." "Look how fancy I am! These people use FRESH herbs in their cooking" "Try the pizza...it's fantastic!"

But realistically, the basil plant doesn't speak (darn it!) but I hope that it makes it a few months and offers lots of yummy basil leaves. Basil MOJO!

Easy Cooking | Simple Cooking 

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