Sunday, February 23, 2020


Year 8-Day 54: Today, I am grateful for basil.
Basil is one of my favorite herbs in the garden. I  love the fragrance, the taste and the many ways it can be used in cuisine.

Basil is best friends with tomatoes. It is a key ingredient in pesto. Salads with basil don't last long at any gathering. Chase and Emma make a Caprese Salad that has become their signature dish at any family gathering. It is basil, tomatoes, bacon and fresh mozzarella with a balsamic vinaigrette. What's not to love about that? 

With the hope of spring, as I have seen two robins dancing around the backyard this week... my mind begins to wander to the things of spring. 

God gave us plants for healing. Two verses that seem to back that statement up.

"And on the banks, on both sides of the river, there will grow all kinds of trees for food. Their leaves will not wither, nor their fruit fail, but they will bear fresh fruit every month, because the water for them flows from the sanctuary. Their fruit will be for food, and their leaves for healing.” -Ezekiel 47:12

"It flowed down the center of the main street. On each side of the river grew a tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, with a fresh crop each month. The leaves were used for medicine to heal the nations." -Revelation 22:2 

I am sure basil is no exception. Good made plant and trees and called them good. Basil has been found helpful for many generations. Adding it to our diet is surely a good thing. 

I gravitate toward herb scented items to make our home smell good. Tuscan Herb is one of our family favorites.

Add a little basil to something new and enjoy. 

Today, I am grateful for basil.

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