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Re: Holiday weekend

  • To: gardenchat@hort.net
  • Subject: Re: [CHAT] Holiday weekend
  • From: Cathy Carpenter cathy.c@insightbb.com
  • Date: Wed, 31 May 2006 19:42:12 -0500
  • In-reply-to: <001d01c684f5$fc922d10$1bcea518@ZEMULYSHEARTH>
  • References: <45F78C70CE69EC4090F92C700FFFAD7D04A5C807@fsfspm39> <96381896-25F6-4192-B81B-5CFC8798F53F@insightbb.com> <001d01c684f5$fc922d10$1bcea518@ZEMULYSHEARTH>

I do that, essentially. Making a mix of basil and olive oil as if I  
were preparing pesto. After the cubes have "frozen", they do go into  
plastic bags. Am wondering if parsley and cilantro could be handled  
the same, or perhaps blended with water instead of the oil?

Cathy, west central IL, z5b

On May 31, 2006, at 4:05 PM, Zemuly Sanders wrote:

> I have heard of freezing basil in olive oil by filling an ice cube  
> tray with finly minced basil (about 1 T per "cube") and filling  
> them with olive oil. The suggestion I got was to empty the cubes  
> into a plastic bag when they were frozen.
> zem
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Cathy Carpenter"  
> <cathy.c@insightbb.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Tuesday, May 30, 2006 9:13 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Holiday weekend
>> I plant most of my herbs in pots, except for cilantro and parsley.
>> Tried them in pots, and they just did not do well. I have dill,
>> basil, oregano, and rosemary in pots and they have always thrived.
>> Have you tried freezing basil in ice cube trays, and storing the
>> cubes in ziplock bags for individual use?
>> Cathy, west central IL, z5b

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