Sure doesn't smell like Basil
A month or so ago, I planted some Basil. Or so I thought. I decided to pick some today as they're growing so nicely. I snipped a few leaves off to smell them and they don't smell anything like Basil. They have a very strong lemon scent to them. Huh... I'm not a Basil expert, but I'm pretty sure this ain't it. Or perhaps it's a different variety... don't get me wrong... I really love the fragrance and I put it in my sandwich today and it added a delicious flavour. If anyone out there knows what this is called, please let me know! I'd really appreciate it.
8/29/2013 02:34:34 pm
8/30/2013 11:58:26 am
Thanks Paul! I've looked on the internet for images of Lemon Balm (thinking it might be that), but the leaves are quite different, that's why I assumed it wasn't... but maybe it's a variety that I've just not found yet. That's possible. Regardless, I've added to salads and to trout dishes. Yum! Thanks for your help... and for reading... always nice to know someone's on the other side :)
8/30/2013 08:40:36 pm
8/30/2013 10:49:00 pm
Hi Sally! So good to hear from you! Thank you, it looks like you win the prize (aah... will my praise do?). I just checked the internet for images and you're right, it sure does look like Lemon Basil. That makes sense since I KNOW I bought Basil seeds... just didn't realize they were flavoured. It's really lovely. Cinnamon? That sounds pretty nice, too! Thanks again for solving the mystery... and we'll catch up soon! Hope you and John are doing well.
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