Last year was not a good year for my basil.
This year is a completely different story.
It's growing like crazy.
Basil is one of my favorite herbs and yet I have way too much to ever use it up while it's fresh. I'm not much of a pesto person, and so I decided to freeze it.
After some initial internet reading, I learned that frozen basil retains its flavor better than dried basil.
So I cut it
washed it, spun it
and froze it.
And when I went to clean up I discovered this baby praying mantis on my counter. It made me happy because a couple weeks ago our praying mantis egg sac hatched and we haven't seen these guys since then. It's nice to know there is at least one that made it and is still making its home in our yard.
I froze some of our dill, too.
Have you frozen herbs before?