|Basil Recipe at the Atlanta Botanical Garden|
The Atlanta Botanical Garden's Edible Garden is absolutely spectacular! I've seen things there that I've never seen anywhere else...rice growing in one of the water features, pomegranates fruiting, and what asparagus looks like when allowed to grow after it's been harvested, to name just a few. Marvels, one and all.
In addition to the seldom seen, there are the expected fruits, vegetables, herbs, and edible flowers. Among them, Basil. And throughout the Edible Garden are recipe signs with a "camera" graphic inviting visitors to make photos of the sign with a recipe for the plant in that particular bed so that they can go home and experiment in their own kitchens.
This particular recipe (photo) uses Basil and as you can see, there's a LOT of Basil in the Edible Garden. The recipe follows:
Blueberry Basil Granita
1 pint blueberries
1/2 cup water
8 basil leaves
juice of 1 lime
4 tsp honey
1/4 tsp salt
Blend blueberries, water, basil, lime juice, honey and salt until smooth. Place in airtight container and freeze until slushy, at least 2 1/2 hours. Divide among 4 glasses and garnish with additional basil.
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