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This entry was posted on June 24, 2011 by John Thompson.
What to do with fast-growing basil? Drop the trimmings into tea (hot or cold) and serve. It's amazing and besides infusing your tea with wonderful sweet/spice, adds antioxidants and other good things. I like lemon basil the best in my tea, but experiment with any of our yummy basil (7 varieties available!) and tell us what you think.
This entry was posted in Indoor Gardening Tips on June 24, 2011 by John Thompson.
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I like to brew some peach iced tea (I use an herbal boxed/flavored tea) and then chill it. To sweeten, I stir in basil simple syrup* and garnish with another few sprigs of basil. Occasionally, for a grown-up treat, I will muddle some basil in a glass, pour in a little vodka, and top off with the tea/syrup mix.
*To make basil simple syrup, combine equal parts sugar and water in a small saucepan. Heat until the sugar dissolves, and then stir in a good handful of basil; remove from heat. Let it steep for about 30 minutes, strain and store in the fridge.
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