I went to the big city near our little town about 2 hours away and bought some thai basil from an Asian market. I was planning to make Thai curry and adding some to make the dish complete.
However, I realized only I liked Thai curry and since I can't eat it right now, I was going to waste $1.50 in delicious basil.
I turned to the internet to find out how I can make my basil last until this weekend when I'm making pho-a Vietnamese beef soup dish that is my lovely's favorite meal.
Here's what I did: trim any leaves at the bottom. Clip the end of the stem (1/2 inch). Place in 1/2 inch water in a mason jar. Prick a clean bag with a toothpick (~10-15 holes).
Cover the leaves and place on your counter. Change water daily. I should have taken a before picture of my wilting leaves which have now perked up. Let's hope this will last until the weekend.