Friday, January 15, 2010

Basil

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Basil






Fresh
home grown basil





Bountiful




Beautiful




Tasty...








 



Basil Pods








 



Basil Boat








 



Basil
cherry tomato
and
fetta
stacks



drizzled
with olive oil,
speckled with
freshly ground
peppercorns
and
rocksalt








 



Basil betwixt
briny fetta
and
blessed
tomato






I am besotted
by
Basil







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29 comments:

  1. Delightful "time lapse" - basil in the eye of its beholder. Thanks for the picture book!

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  2. I love basil and your blog was wonderful! Thanks for the joy of writing and photography basil! E-

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  3. Me too, Delwyn. We put seven plants in this year instead of the usual one.

    Lovely, tempting pics. Hope you're enjoying your new home!

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  4. I so love Basil!!! I grow it in the summer; and love it in almost everything. It's delicious with cottage cheese and tomatoes. And oh my goodness, the aroma is so delicious. I love your photos of this delightful herb. Now you have me wishing for spring and summer even more so than I was. :)

    xoxo

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  5. And why wouldn't you be? Delicious!

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  6. I love basil too Delwyn and your gorgeous photos have made me feel quite hungry! Thanks for the comment on my blog. My daughter is loving her travels in Aus. She visited Noosa last week, stayed where you recommended and delighted in the coastal walks. I think Fraser Island is her next port of call. Thanks for the recommendation - she found the hostel one of the best she'd stayed in.
    I hope you've settled into your new home well.
    Elcmae.

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  7. My favourite herb. Unfortunately impossible to grow for some reason, that and coriander refuse to flourish in my abundant and very necessary herb garden.

    My pesto is legend.

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  8. hello delwyn - as i thought about the coming year over the holidays i decided that an herb garden would be a nice idea - nice work, nice reward - and this post is even more affirmation for why i want to pursue that project. this is such a luscious post delwyn!!! have a lovely evening. steven

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  9. Now you have made me anxious for spring, last summer I had 5 huge basil plants in my garden. Your photos are summer on a plate for me.

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  10. mmmh, I want some. We do the same only using mozarella. So nice....

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  11. Hi Delwyn! Love your 'besotted by basil' line. My mouth is actually watering looking at your tasty basil offerings. You present them with an aesthetic that is so zen and so you. They look like appetizers for a hot summer's day.

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  12. Oh, Delwyn, your Basil is beautiful and so artfully pleasing with those red tomatoes! Last summer my Basil plants great to be over 5 feet tall, both the regular, Lemon and Cinnamon Basil. I collected seeds for this year and can't wait to start them. Thanks for sharing. Blessings!!

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  13. I want that, right now, for breakfast. My basil is gone in the freeze. I miss it.

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  14. Basil, the king of herbs.
    It's my favourite herb too and not called King for nothing.
    But do tell me, is this really a fresh, outdoor grown crop?

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  15. One of my favourites too Delwyn.

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  16. Hi basil lovers

    yes friko, I grow my herbs in pots on the deck. Now at the new place they are under the palms. The basil does bolt when the heat rises mid summer but I prune it right back and it comes back immediately. I replant every year because it gets so woody. My chives have been in the same pot for 30 years and the only treat they get is the cold tea from the pot with the tea leaves. I also have curly and flat leaf parsley, but do struggle with coriander so rely on the farmers' market for that.

    Happy days

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  17. yum basil. with mozzarela and sliced tomatoes, olive oil and salt. yum yum yum. pretty photos too!

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  18. Delwyn

    I always buy herbs at the produce stand--but this summer I may try and grow my own.

    Cannot wait to try your recipes!

    Best
    Tracy :)

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  19. Your "fresh" photos invite the eye, Delwyn - and create a kind of hunger in me! (A good kind!) I love the simplicity of your post. Enjoy your weekend.

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  20. Besotted by basil - I love it! Really pretty photos. :)

    I planted basil for the first time this summer, and I was amazed at how much it produced.

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  21. Lovely AND delish! I've missed you! We're freezing and you have fresh basil! Sigh.

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  22. Sometimes the most delicious food is the most simple - and the fresher the better!

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  23. My mouth is watering. My basil did well this past summer, so yummy with tomato. I love your basil boats.
    Sunny :)

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