|About the Book|
Ah – the delicious aroma, and then the slight peppery taste of basil herb with just a hint of licorice that soon turns sweet in the mouth. I love basil and, since you’re reading this, I’m betting you do, too. Just the thought of it as I write thisMoreAh – the delicious aroma, and then the slight peppery taste of basil herb with just a hint of licorice that soon turns sweet in the mouth. I love basil and, since you’re reading this, I’m betting you do, too. Just the thought of it as I write this conjures up happy summertime meals shared with family and good friends.Because, after all, what would pesto recipes, or tomato sauce, or so many other favorite dishes be without sweet basil? Possibly you’ve been searching in your local grocery store for fresh basil – or maybe scanning the booths and tables for it, in season, at the farmers’ market.All while anticipating that unbelievable taste…… that is, when you can find sweet basil, because dried basil simply doesn’t taste the same.Basil and basil pesto always brings the most delicious pasta dishes and other Italian fare to mind … but that’s not everything you can do with this tasty, versatile herb!From starters to salads and sides, mains and even desserts, this basil cookbook dishes up the very best basil recipes and also provides so many variations that you will never run out of inspiration!Yet these recipes are also simple for even beginners (or non-cooks) to prepare for a satisfying family meal, or to impress your guests!So how can a simple dish, with not many ingredients, that doesn’t take long to prepare (or shop for) give you such satisfying results?What’s The Secret To These Healthy Recipes?The secret is to use fresh-from-your-garden herbs (once you do, you’ll never want to go back to using that store-bought powdery stuff in the little bottles or tins that is sold as cooking herbs). Basil always tastes so much better straight from the garden (or the pot on your windowsill). And it’s surprisingly easy to grow, just about anywhere.Plant basil between your vegetables, or with your flowers either in the ground or in containers. Then, give it the one critical thing it needs to thrive, and you will soon be enjoying incredible meals with your own fresh basil!You Don’t Need A Garden!Craving the taste of fresh basil, but no space for a garden? No problem – in this book, I will tell you everything about growing basil indoors.This book explains everything you need to know to produce a bumper crop of sweet basil leaves whenever you want them. Plus you get more than 35 recipes to enjoy your own basil fresh from your garden all summer or with your crop properly preserved (to retain all the flavour) throughout the winter.Cooking With Herbs That’s Simple…And FAST!If you can follow simple instructions and have just the basics – a pot, a pan, an oven, and possibly a food processor, but that’s optional – you can make all of the recipes in this book.If you want to get the kind of results that celebrity chefs get (but at a tiny fraction of the price diners in their fancy restaurants pay), it is possible to wow your family and guests with the grow-it-and-eat-it basil recipes in this book.It will show you just how simple growing herbs and cooking with basil can be!