Because I just uploaded a big, fat picture of the basil in my tiny little herb garden on our back porch.
It grows fast.
It smells wonderful.
It tastes amazing.
And I am loving playing with it in the kitchen this summer.
The most recent recipe I made with fresh basil was this Avodado Basil Pasta. I blame Instagram. A friend (shout out, Reba!) made this and took a picture of it and I couldn't get it out of my mind, so I had to make it, too. Only, I didn't have any bacon in the house (I know, the horror!), so I made it with ham instead.
Which the two of us handled in one meal.
Let me know what you think of it!