The basil plants were starting to look a bit tired and a little dishevelled so i have immersed them in olive oil to get a taste of summer in winter. I should be picking tomatoes to round about Valentine's day so this oil makes a wonderful accompyament to fresh toms.
Betera is well worthy of a visit on the 15th of Aug when they parade their huge basil plants. Some of them are more than 7ft tall and are about the 6ft in diameter, quite a spectacular. They also have, arguably, the most ferocious night of firework bangers in the Valencian community.
(NOT FOR THE FIENT-HEARTED OR ILL-PREPARED)