As you may recall, my mother gave me a gorgeous little jug, which I keep on the kitchen window sill, and I put herbs in it. One lucky day, a bunch of boughten mint developed roots while in the jug on my window sill, and I planted them up.
Here are a couple of sprigs of basil that have been in my mother’s jug for a couple of weeks, left over from making the sauce for strangolapreti.
And today, when I went to get them out to add to today’s pasta sauce (yes, M-H, I make all my own pasta sauces too, because, well, why wouldn’t you if you can?*), look at what I found.
How lucky. I have a pot of basil in a shady spot in the garden, so I shall tuck these sprigs in the pot too, and see if they survive, with lots of TLC.
* ‘Though of course, the are lots of reasons for buying pre-prepared food (illness, fatigue, frantic day with small children, frantic day at work, disability, don’t like cooking, some evening activity to get to, other … ). I prefer the make-huge-quantities-and-freeze-the-extra approach, but that’s not going to work for everyone.