I love the herbs that I grow in my garden and on my pack porch. Pesto is a favorite treat around here–yum!
My other favorite recipe with basil is John’s Basil Coulis served on Almond Blancmange. It is one of the many very perfect recipes from Chocolate & Zucchini. Seriously, I am not one to gush about cookbooks. But if you haven’t tried this one, you are missing out. It is so tasty and fun and _everything_ we’ve tried has been wonderful and fairly fresh and simple.
Just ask those who’ve tried John’s apricot compote (another of Clothilde’s recipes from C&Z).
And yes, it is better than sex.
And, no, it is not better than sex except when someone is using hyperbole to let their husband know that they think his cooking is the very best kind of foreplay. But sex with apricot compote, now that would be good.