Wednesday, March 03, 2010

A Basil Blessing





A Basil Blessing


Wash 3 stems of basil and tie them together. This will be your 'wand'.
Face the east while holding the basil in your power hand, and gently
shake it as you move clockwise around your kitchen. As you do so,
speak this charm:

'Bless the pantry and every pot
Bless the oven that cooks my food and keeps it hot
Bless each appliance, cupboard and drawer.
Bless this kitchen forever more.'

Hang the basil to dry and use as needed in recipes to bless your food.



Basil Info:

Basil of the family Lamiaceae (mints), is a tender low-growing herb. Basil is a culinary herb prominently featured in Italian cuisine, and also plays a major role in the Southeast Asian cuisines of Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos. The plant tastes somewhat like anise, with a strong, pungent, sweet smell.

There are many varieties of basil. That which is used in Italian food is typically called sweet basil, as opposed to Thai basil, lemon basil and holy basil, which are used in Asia. While most common varieties of basil are treated as annuals, some are perennial in warm, tropical climates, including African Blue and Holy Thai basil.
Source: Wiki

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