I love using fresh basil in my cooking, but it always goes bad before I can use it all. In turn, I ed up throwing out way too much basil.
Last time I was at Trader Joe's, I found they had little packets of frozen fresh basil cubes, just like their frozen garlic cubes. I decided to give it a shot. I've been using it in my Italian cooking over the past couple weeks and I can't taste any major differences - and the convenience can't be beat.
You should check it out.