Basil is a self-renewing form of deliciousness. The more you take, the more you get.
I love that about annual plants. Unlike perennials, they come into your world (grow in your garden) just once. So they give you their all.
Under decent conditions, an annual flower or herb will give and give and give.
A basil plant, for instance, will loyally deliver its part of your pesto. Again and again and again.