I love to have herbs in pots in the kitchen and today I brought home some basil.
Lily enjoys it, too.
Basil belongs to the mint family. If you look close, the pointed leaves of the plant looks a lot like peppermint. It is highly fragrant and used as a seasoning herb. I use it in stir-fry, always in my spaghetti sauce and it is delicious in rice.
Basil is recommended for digestive issues. So, after dinner instead of having a mint why not sip on an after-dinner cup of basil tea. It is full of vitamins and helps to boost the immune system. See http://www.basiltea.net/
3 tbsp. of fresh chopped basil leaves to 2 cups of boiled water. Strain before serving or if you prefer, you can chew on the leaves. And, of course I add a bit of honey.
Basil Tea in my Old Amsterdam Porcelain Works tea-cup
in my favorite tea-pot
This is a great tea before calling it a day.Audrey has been wonderful. ;-)
Lily is 18 years old now, and when she is not with Ed in the basket or cuddled with him on the couch, she is seeking out a sun-puddle.
As you can see, we are once again enjoying bright sunlight in the late afternoon.
I'm joining Sandi at
http://sandimyyellowdoor.blogspot.ca/ for Tea- time Tuesday & Share Your Cup Thursday at http://jannolson.blogspot.ca/