Maybe it's the Italian in me, but I absolutely can't get enough fresh basil.
I use it in everything. Mozzarella-tomato-basil salad (aka insalata caprese); roasted vegetables and basil aioli on focaccia; homemade tomato sauce with San Marzano tomatoes, fresh basil and garlic; omelets with basil, avocado, and fontina...I could go on and on!
I love the sweet, grassy smell, which reminds me of summer and being outside. I think I may need some basil candles to help make my new home smell fresh and yummy.
Tell me...what's your favorite herb?
Photo by Flickr user C.Mariani.