Beware Italian men wearing basil

When I was a mere coed at Ole Miss, I wrote for “The Daily Mississippian” under the penname ”Basil Metabolism.” All my buddies in the journalism school called me Basil. I guess the moniker was prophetic because so many years later, I find that basil is one plant I can grow successfully. (However, my metabolism seems to get more sluggish with every passing year.)

A trendy, tasty herb, basil has come into its own in recent years as one of the most popular homegrown seasonings. In fact, you can sprinkle basil on anything and improve the flavor. Continue reading