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Hey All,

I bought some basil today for Sunday's Confetti Pasta dinner from the latest issue.

My question is, do you cut off the dead ends of the stems and put the basil in water, like you would with flowers to "keep" it? I know not to put it in the fridge, but I want that fresh basil smell to last for a couple days. It comes in a hard plastic shell and I just don't want it moldering over two days.

Barbara
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  Fresh Basil Q BarbaraS Hey All,[br][br]I bo...
I just cut the ends off the stems and then wrap them in a damp paper towel I've never put mine water.
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  Re: Fresh Basil Q DFen911 I just cut the ends ...
I've done it both ways and they both work fine.
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  Re: Fresh Basil Q Gourmet_Mom I've done it both wa...
Don't refrigerate it, just leave it in the water
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  Re: Fresh Basil Q Old Bay Don't refrigerate it...
Very late in answering, but...I have a large bunch sitting in a glass of water on the counter, Today is day 3, no wilting, no blackening.
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  Re: Fresh Basil Q Lorraine Very late in answeri...
Lorraine,

I cut the stems, stuck them in fresh water on the island, they got a little wilty-looking, but still tasted very good for Sunday's dinner garnish.

Thanks for the responses, everyone!

Barbara
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