But Therese, you know the only reason we're reading your blog is to see those pictures of you in your pajamas! Some of us Seattle eGers are going to a Korean women's spa and out for Korean dinner tomorrow, so your pictures really get me in the right mood. And my husband, native Atlantan that he is, will be enjoying your pajama pictures, er, blog, too.
edited to add, now that I've gotten with the program and read the second page, what other uses for basil seed are there besides planting and the Thai drink? What do you make with them?
Heh heh. The pajamas in question weren't really the sort that anybody would go to great lengths to sneak a peak at: pink flannel plaid bottoms and a stretchy pink shirt. You can see my reflection in the doors of the two Korean restaurants; I'm wearing tan trousers and a black hip length coat.
I didn't notice that I'd taken my picture 10 times over until I saw them on the computer screen. I went back and re-took them using a tripod. Well, not really a tripod, but a kitchen bar stool and the time delay on the camera. Another member of my family can be seen in one of them (not yet posted).
I don't know of anything other than beverages that uses basil seed as an ingredient. I keep my jar of basil seeds in my "tea prep" area near the stove, and noticed it this AM when I was photographing the oatmeal tin (which I also keep next to the stove) and thought it would make a cool picture. I use it in what's basically iced chai (made with tea masala and milk, not the concentrate stuff), but I've also had it in local Indian restaurants as an ingredient in falooda.
If you've not had it before, falooda is somewhere between a beverage and dessert, often sort of an ice cream float. The name (I think) refers to a sort of little pasta kind of item that's not necessarily always in it. Coconut milk and rose water and ice and ice cream and little strips of jelly and basil seeds are typical ingredients, but it never seems to be the same from place to place.