Here in the DC area it's the height of summer and everything is rich and ripe and ready to be picked. Tomorrow at the farmers market I'm sure to find beautiful tomatoes which I plan to serve with the basil from my petit potager.
Basil is the summer herb. Chopped in a bruschetta, made into pistou, or served atop a slice of mozarella and tomato, basil tastes of summer. You can even cut a bunch of basil to put in vase for a the perfect summer centerpiece.
This fragrant herb can be enjoyed in a variety of ways, so treat yourself this weekend to the simple pleasure of basil.