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Freezing Basil

 Can you freeze fresh basil?

 Yes, but you need to process it a bit first. After you clean the leaves, chop them finely, and mix with olive oil to make a thick paste. Then for ease of use later, freeze it in small quantities — an ice-cube tray is ideal.

Once the cubes are frozen, transfer them to a heavy plastic freezer bag, and take them out one by one as you need them. They will be great for flavoring soups, sauces, salad dressings, etc.

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