Square Foot Gardening Forum

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» What are you eating from your garden today?
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 9:50 am

» CHALLENGE - Smallest possible footprint
by sfg4uKim Today at 8:48 am

» 2017 SFG Adventures in Hampstead, NC
by AtlantaMarie Today at 6:41 am

» Gardening Australia
by IrishDigger Today at 3:07 am

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing January 2017
by Kelejan Today at 12:33 am

» Happy Birthday!!
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 11:37 pm

» N & C Midwest: January 2017!
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 11:35 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 11:23 pm

» Friday Rookie Topic X: Marigolds
by MeghanSTL Yesterday at 9:12 pm

» Feedback for my 2017 garden plan
by MeghanSTL Yesterday at 7:28 pm

» How much to plant?
by camprn Yesterday at 6:39 pm

» Winter Rye Grass
by camprn Yesterday at 6:31 pm

» Winter Sowing vs. Winter Growing
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 6:10 pm

» Turan in the Western Mountains
by Turan Yesterday at 4:35 pm

» Crop Rotation Involving Nightshades
by Turan Yesterday at 4:23 pm

» Show us your kitchen compost container
by Zmoore Yesterday at 4:00 pm

» Sad News from Jimmy Cee
by Turan Yesterday at 1:04 pm

» Some of our recipes
by Cajun Cappy Yesterday at 12:51 pm

» Hola from Southern Ecuador
by Cats Yesterday at 11:51 am

» Cover Crops??
by camprn Yesterday at 11:20 am

» Crop rotation
by camprn Yesterday at 10:55 am

» Anyone want walking onions??
by RoOsTeR Yesterday at 7:43 am

» My rapini is scaring me
by Scorpio Rising 1/15/2017, 10:42 pm

» Creamy Basil Pesto
by MeghanSTL 1/15/2017, 10:35 pm

» who has chickens
by countrynaturals 1/15/2017, 9:05 pm

» Zera (TM) Food Recycler - kitchen composting
by Scorpio Rising 1/15/2017, 8:04 pm

» "Virtual" Roadtrip of the Desert and Old West
by countrynaturals 1/15/2017, 11:39 am

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by countrynaturals 1/15/2017, 11:33 am

» What I learned this year
by countrynaturals 1/15/2017, 11:32 am

» Mustard recipe
by llama momma 1/15/2017, 8:24 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

Basil flower oil

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Basil flower oil

Post  Mamachibi on 8/20/2012, 1:29 pm

If you've not kept up with keeping your basil trimmed and found it's gone to flower, make this delicious oil!

Stuff rinsed and patted dry basil flowers into a canning jar and fill the jar with a good quality olive oil. As long as the flowers stay below the level of the oil they won't mold. Let it sit for a month and either strain or leave the flowers in it. If you leave the flowers in, you can keep adding oil replacing what you use each time and you'll have continuous basil oil for several months.

Long after your basil is a memory, this oil will lend delicious bouquet to spaghetti sauce and other tomato dishes.

Mamachibi

Posts : 300
Join date : 2011-06-17
Location : Zone 6b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Basil flower oil

Post  llama momma on 8/20/2012, 1:31 pm

What a great idea! Saved into favorites!

llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4677
Join date : 2010-08-20
Age : 60
Location : Central Ohio zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Basil flower oil

Post  cpl100 on 8/20/2012, 2:48 pm

Don't want to thread-jack but I do this with sprigs of rosemary to make rosemary oil. I have some 'brewing' now in fact.

It is absolutely essential that the herb is below the oil as it will mold in a minute! (well, not exactly a minute but a very short time!)

cpl100

Posts : 420
Join date : 2012-06-25
Location : MA Zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Basil flower oil

Post  Mamachibi on 8/20/2012, 2:55 pm

Mmm! Rosemary oil to rub on a pork roast! Delish!

Mamachibi

Posts : 300
Join date : 2011-06-17
Location : Zone 6b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Basil flower oil

Post  Kelejan on 8/20/2012, 3:22 pm

Do you keep these oils in the fridge?

Kelejan

Female Posts : 4609
Join date : 2011-04-24
Age : 81
Location : Castlegar, British Columbia

View user profile http://www.castlegarinkspot.ca

Back to top Go down

Re: Basil flower oil

Post  Mamachibi on 8/20/2012, 4:04 pm

I don't. I keep them in my pantry, which stays cool but not cold year round. I have a food storage area that averages 55° year round also, but I go through the oils too quickly for a long term storage area like that.

Mamachibi

Posts : 300
Join date : 2011-06-17
Location : Zone 6b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Basil flower oil

Post  cpl100 on 8/20/2012, 4:44 pm

I do not refrigerate my rosemary oil. However, early in the summer I had a lot of basil and decided to chop up a bunch and put it in some olive oil to use for cooking. This I do have in the refrigerator. (By the way, I also made basil butter at the same time. This is delicious when used for a grilled cheese and tomato sandwich or just melted on top of a steak after it has been grilled.) I am aggravated at myself that I did not save the recipe for that and cannot find it again online.

cpl100

Posts : 420
Join date : 2012-06-25
Location : MA Zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Basil flower oil

Post  Mamachibi on 8/20/2012, 4:47 pm

I like Martha Stewart's basil butter recipe. It's easily adapted to any herb, and you can even use a combination of herbs (Italian herb butter, Herbs de Provence butter, curry butter...)

http://www.marthastewart.com/338671/basil-butter

Mamachibi

Posts : 300
Join date : 2011-06-17
Location : Zone 6b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Basil flower oil

Post  cpl100 on 8/20/2012, 5:43 pm

The one I used had you melting part of the butter and mixing in the basil for more consistency throughout. Thanks for your link.

cpl100

Posts : 420
Join date : 2012-06-25
Location : MA Zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Basil flower oil

Post  Mamachibi on 8/20/2012, 5:44 pm

Ooh, that would be a good idea. I'll bet some of the essential oil from the herb would react well to the heat as well.

Mamachibi

Posts : 300
Join date : 2011-06-17
Location : Zone 6b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Basil flower oil

Post  WriterCPA on 9/5/2013, 5:36 pm

Can anyone tell me the ratio of oil to basil flowers?

WriterCPA

Female Posts : 138
Join date : 2013-05-01
Age : 59
Location : Timonium, MD

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Basil flower oil

Post  Goosegirl on 9/6/2013, 6:48 am

@WriterCPA wrote:Can anyone tell me the ratio of oil to basil flowers?
As little or as much as you want!  The more you put in, the faster and stronger the flavor will be, but if you only have a few, just drop them in and give it a try. 

GG

____________________________

GG   geek 






COMPOSTING:  The only time 'Garbage In' does not equal 'Garbage Out'!

Goosegirl

Female Posts : 3402
Join date : 2011-02-16
Age : 51
Location : Zone 4A - NE SD

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Basil flower oil

Post  FamilyGardening on 9/7/2013, 1:06 am

thanks for giving us these tips! Very Happy we have dehydrated a bunch of our Basil already so it would be nice to try it in some oil now Very Happy 

happy gardening
rose

FamilyGardening

Female Posts : 2424
Join date : 2011-05-10
Location : Western WA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Basil flower oil

Post  WriterCPA on 9/7/2013, 2:09 am

Thanks. I'll give it a go this weekend.

WriterCPA

Female Posts : 138
Join date : 2013-05-01
Age : 59
Location : Timonium, MD

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Basil flower oil

Post  Windsor.Parker on 9/7/2013, 1:11 pm

@llama momma wrote:What a great idea!  Saved into favorites!
Ditto, llm!
We made four jars yesterday. Thanks Mamachibi!

Windsor.Parker

Male Posts : 355
Join date : 2011-12-12
Age : 70
Location : Chicago, South Shore, c. 100yds to Lake Michigan, Zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Basil flower oil

Post  Sponsored content Today at 10:05 am


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum