Basik_flower Basil Edible Flowers
Grower: Clemson SC
Price: $2.00 ( 3 stems)
%> Available (Exact): 2

Basil (Ocimum basilicum) - Depending on the type, the flowers are either bright white, pale pink, or a delicate lavender. The flavor of the flower is milder, but similar to the leaves of the same plant. Basil also has different varieties that have different milder flavors like lemon and mint. Sprinkle them over salad or pasta for a concentrated flavor and a spark of color thatgives any dish a fresh, festive look. http://whatscookingamerica.net/EdibleFlowers/EdibleFlowersMain.htm Linguini with Lemon and Basil Ingredients: 6 very ripe large tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and cut into bite-sized pieces* 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 cup fresh basil leaves, cut into strips 1 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese 3/4 cup sliced black olives 1/2 cup sliced pimiento-stuffed green olives 4 cloves garlic, minced Salt to taste 1 teaspoon coarsely-ground pepper 1 (16-ounce) package uncooked linguine pasta Freshly-grated parmesan cheese