My basil plant has lived with me since May of 2008, and I am feeling like it is time for us to part ways.
Once full of luxiourious and delightful green leaves, he has been reduced from constant pluckings and pullings to slender and woody stalks.
His leaves have been simmered and baked, drizzled with olive oil, dusted with cheese, peppered and salted, wrapped around tomatoes, dunked and munched. He has uncompromisingly added taste to many gravy’s, sauces, sandwiches and salads throughout the year.
I salute you, and sadly bid you a fond farewell my dear Mr. Basil Plant. Your replacement will be joining me soon.