For the first time in my long life I have grown basil and parsley and have some tomatoes that look like they may end up fine. Oh yeah, I also have garlic chives! NOW...I've prepared "from scratch" manicotti makings for tomorrow and can't figure out whether to add fresh basil to the sauce or not. Doesn't basil turn dark when it is cooked??? I think so. We ARE going to have fresh basil tomorrow night, lol. Should I add it to the sauce or the manicotti filling.....or add it to the salad. Help! DDD PS: How I wish that my life was plagued with problems like this instead of difficult children!