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Sun-Kissed Basil Oil

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You can buy basil oil in fancy food stores for a hefty sum - or make your own. I call this
‘sun-kissed’ basil oil because you use no heat other than the heat of a sunny window sill to infuse the basil
leaves with the oil.
Basil oil can be used on virtually any salad, or on top of pasta dishes.
Makes 1 cup.
Ingredients
1 cup olive oil
1/2 packed cup basil leaves, washed and thoroughly dried
Instructions
1) Place the oil in a Mason jar or clear glass jar. Add the basil leaves making sure they are covered by the oil. Seal tightly.
2) Place jar in a sunny window sill or in the sun for at least four hours and up to 24 hours. Strain and use.

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