Today was a sad day for me. My basil plant (pictured below) died . Those of you who have eaten in my home over the last 6 months will know how important that basil plant was to me. Some friends have made fun and said that I loved it more than my first born child. While that was not completely true, it was close!! I cringe at the thought of paying $3 for a tiny sprig of basil at the store. My heart and tummy long for the spring when I can try to grow one again.