Posts Tagged ‘basil’

Watermelon Feta Basil Bites

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013
Watermelon Feta Basil Appetizers

Watermelon Feta Basil Appetizers

Watermelon Feta Basil Bites

This sweet, salty and refreshing appetizer is easy to put together and has a lot of flavor.  It’s also light, so people won’t fill up on this appetizer.  It’s the perfect bite to whet one’s appetite.
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Storing Fresh Basil

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013
Storing Fresh Basil

Storing Fresh Basil

Tuesday Tip

Storing Fresh Basil

I wrote about turning fresh herbs into dry a couple years ago.  But what if you want fresh basil around for a few days to use in a variety of recipes?  Unless you have your own pot of fresh basil (which is a great option if you have the room), it’s hard to keep fresh basil bright green and upright.
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Sweet Buttered Basil Petit Peas

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012
Sweet Buttered Peas with Basil

Sweet Buttered Peas with Basil

Sweet Buttered Basil Petit Peas

This is the time of year when I really start craving the fresh, sweet vegetables of spring.  Hearty winter vegetables are wonderful and all, but the anticipation of spring vegetables always seems to creep a bit early.  We still have at least a month before asparagus starts popping up.  With that said, frozen petite peas provide a good fresh, green replacement when we’re still in the middle of the cold months.  Here’s a dish that’s great with fresh basil, if you have it (maybe on a window sill?).  You could crush up some dried basil between your palms if you’re in a pinch.
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1 Main Dish – 5 Ways

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011
Pasta with Almond Red Pepper Pesto

Pasta with Almond Red Pepper Pesto

Tuesday Tip

1 Main Dish – 5 Ways

If you only cook for 1 or 2 people, often times a single dish will last a number of meals.  Some people don’t mind eating the same dish, meal after meal.  But for those of you who like some variety over a few days 1 Main Dish – 5 Ways is a good way to vary the taste.  This is great to do on the weekend, and if you are cooking for 2, enlist the other person to help.  Pasta is a great example…
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Cheeseburger with Fontina, Roasted Red Peppers, and Basil

Friday, July 15th, 2011
Burger with Fontina, Roasted Red Pepper, and Pesto 2

Burger with Fontina, Roasted Red Pepper, and Pesto 2

Cheeseburger with Fontina, Roasted Red Peppers, and Basil

Here’s an Italian spin on the cheeseburger.  The ground meat is seasoned with a blend of dried Italian herbs and a classic Italian Fontina cheese is added.  Roasted red peppers and pesto round out the toppings to this divine burger.
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