When I was in my 20’s and fat was not the enemy I used to grow purple basil and dry it on the branches. When it was dry I would take leaf by leaf and put it all in a glass bottle without breaking them until I couldn’t fit anymore in the bottle. I would then take a good olive oil and fill the same bottle with it. I would wrap it in foil to prevent the light from spoiling it and store it for 3-4 months in a cool place…
…When I would finally take it out to try it, I could see all the purple leaves through the oil and the aroma was so beautiful. It tasted like heaven. I would just dip my bread in it, I could have almost drank the stuff. It would have made a great present but I was too selfish loll. Weirdly I was not skinny but thinner than I am now.
I was just thinking about that because I made myself a chickpeas and vegetable salad(no lettuce just veggies) and it would have been delicious in it.
I am trying to focus on the fruit and vegetables as I said yesterday and it is kind of nice. I feel more positive about the whole healthy eating thing. I made myself some baba ganoush and some humus and I will dip vegetables in it instead of bread…I probably will dip bread in it too loll