the basil is really bushing out in the garden these days. to help encourage the basil to form new branches and leaves and to continue growing throughout the summer, i cut back to the top two leaves and try to remove flower buds immediately.
the basil prunings have been being put to good use around here to make a favorite summer snack.
1/2 cup popcorn
1/2 cup olive oil
1 cup basil leaves
cracked black pepper
in a food processor mix the oil and basil leaves and set aside.
pop the corn.
pour basil-oil over popcorn and mix thoroughly.
sprinkle with parmesean, salt and pepper to your liking.
we like ours on the cheesy side.
pour yourself a glass of fresh squeezed lemonade and enjoy!