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How to Propagate Basil from Cuttings (via Garden Therapy)  (3)

15 Recipes to Use and Preserve Fresh Basil

Enjoy Your Bumper Crop of Basil Year Round With Fresh Basil Salt

Basil Year Round with Fresh Basil Salt

Enjoy Your Bumper Crop of Basil Year Round With Fresh Basil Salt - Did you plant basil this year? I love it. It’s so fun to just snip a bit off and instantly ad…

You take a container (the wider the better) and lay down a single layer of basil (or whatever herb).  Then you cover the herb with a layer of Kosher or Sea Salt.  Single layer your herb, and layer with salt.  Repeat until your container is full or your herbs are gone.  Refrigerate.

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How to Dry Fresh Basil! ~ from TheFrugalGirls.com ~ Did you know that making your own dried herbs is ridiculously easy and SO delicious?  Learn how to make dried Basil with this simple trick!

How to Dry Fresh Basil! Did you know that making your own dried herbs is ridiculously easy and SO delicious? Learn how to make dried Basil with this simple trick!

Freezing fresh basil for off season cooking ... clean, blanch, ice water bath, dry, freeze flat then bag them up!!  Complete instructions with photos here!!

Freezing fresh basil for off season cooking . clean, blanch, ice water bath, dry, freeze flat then bag them up! Complete instructions with photos here!

How to Freeze Fresh Basil  from Kalyn's Kitchen

How to Freeze Fresh Basil and Ideas for Using Frozen Basil

How to Freeze Fresh Basil, plus recipes for using frozen basil. (I freeze mine in ice cube trays, then, once frozen, remove from the trays and store in zip lock bags. It's easy to pop a cube into a recipe and they defrost really quick)

Grandma's Secret To Keeping Basil in the Fridge for 1 Year.  Use on sandwiches, in sauces, or soups

Preserving Fresh Basil Easily in the Refrigerator with Olive Oil

Preserving fresh basil in fridge for 1 year! Layer jar with salt, olive oil, basil, repeat until full. Scoop out olive oil (which will solidify in fridge) and let come to room temperature to use the basil.

how to keep basil fresh for weeks

How to Keep Basil Fresh for Weeks

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