March 6th, 2004


Is it me or does basil taste unpleasantly like vomit? I bought some basil in sunflower oil from the supermarket, much better than dried but much easier than fresh. This is, however, let down by the fact that I had forgotten that it tastes faintly disgusting. Fortunately I have deployed some coriander leaf and harissa to mitigate the flavour of the basil so all is not lost.