My brother-in-law gave me a set of four Chia herbs for my birthday a few months ago. Sadly, three of them died a slow and moldy death. Before the fourth could collapse in agony as well, I made a last ditch effort to save it and re-planted it in a pot of dirt outside.
Who knew. Plants like dirt. I'm hazarding a guess that they don't like chia "sponges" so much.
In any case, my basil plant has thrived. I should have taken a picture of it before I cut it back - it was huge!
So tonight's dinner was based on the fact that I had over 3 cups of basil leaves begging to be cooked. As usual, Allrecipes came to the rescue with this delightful recipe. So easy - just throw everything in a food processor and blend until smooth! Not expensive - homegrown basil, and walnuts instead of uber-pricey pine nuts! And it tastes just right.
Also featured in the above photo: amazing salad with homegrown tomatoes!