This summer I decided to get up-close-and-personal with fresh herbs. I grew several varieties on my back deck and bought more basil at the farmers' market because my own basil didn’t thrive this year. I have been drying fresh herbs too. Saturday, I pushed the boundaries even further by experimenting with how to freeze fresh chives and basil.
Maybe it's not a major adventure compared to some that others undertake. After all, while I was herbing away, Diana Nyad swam 82 nautical miles and Andrew Kibble attempted to climb the 3 highest mountains in England, Scotland, and Wales in 24 hours. But where I come from, being brave can be a state of mind in the kitchen as well as a requirement for athletic achievement.