This past weekend at the Pearl Farmers Market they had a Basil Fest. The event was spear-headed by the San Antonio Herb Society. So we bought basil plants while at the market. We decided to get several varieties, rather than just Sweet Basil. And they did have other plants so we bought tarragon as well.
I’m planning to experiment with some of the different varieties. Who knows what new dishes I’ll come up with! I don’t have a lot of information to go on for most of them. I did find something that suggests that the Purple Ruffles Basil has a mild flavor that is delicious in salads. It can also lose its purple color in the Texas heat and turn a bronze color. That sounds pretty too!