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Basil Blueberry Muffins

Basil Blueberry Muffins

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My basils are growing in leaps and bounds and I've cut them back three times already--so I've been cooking with them daily. In my neighborhood, the pick-your-own farms and farmers' markets have wonderful blueberries in abundance. So, combine the blueberries with lemon or cinnamon basil to make a delightful muffin... here's a yummy recipe.

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Pesto

Pesto

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This is a classic version of the famous Italian sauce. Excerpted from Basil: An Herb Lover’s Guide by Thomas DeBaggio and Susan Belsinger, Interweave Press, 1996.

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Salsa Verde

Salsa Verde

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This sauce goes well with any type of vegetable whether it is grilled, steamed, oven-roasted, or crudités; it is also good with simply prepared meat, chicken, or fish and pasta.

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Basic Pesto Recipe

Basic Pesto Recipe

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Many of us use a food processor to make pesto since it's quick and easy. But for centuries, Italians have made pesto using a mortar and pestle. Pesto prepared in this manner is by far the best, as it...

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Tomatoes Dressed with Pesto Vinaigrette

Tomatoes Dressed with Pesto Vinaigrette

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Here's a nice starter salad that showcases beefsteak tomatoes.

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Lemon Basil Ice Cream

Lemon Basil Ice Cream

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This velvet-textured ice cream leaves a delightful perfume on the palate.

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Buttermilk Cream Scones with Lemon Basil

Buttermilk Cream Scones with Lemon Basil

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These delicious scones can be prepared for a special breakfast, brunch, tea party, or even served as dessert.

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Pasta with Summer Vegetables and Lemon Basil

Pasta with Summer Vegetables and Lemon Basil

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This dish is the perfect summer supper: simple, quick, easy, and light.

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Arrows Crispy Okra with Basil Pesto and Bacon

Arrows' Crispy Okra with Basil Pesto and Bacon

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The flavors of this dish from Arrows Restaurant in Maine combine well with sliced yellow and red tomatoes drizzled with a light vinaigrette.

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Watermelon Salad with Habañero and Basil

Watermelon Salad with Habañero and Basil

Serve this sweet and spicy fruit salad with grilled fish or chicken.

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Grilled Striped Bass with Corn, Tomato, and Basil Salad

Grilled Striped Bass with Corn, Tomato, and Basil Salad

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Striped bass cooks on the grill in less than 10 minutes. In this dish, it is placed atop a salad of grilled corn, tomatoes, pepper, and spinach.

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Wilted Spinach and Basil Salad

Wilted Spinach and Basil Salad

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Fresh spinach is topped with toasted pine nuts, prosciutto, and Parmesan in this salad.

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Pesto Dip

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This easy, fresh-tasting dip is perfect with fresh veggies.

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Wild Jungle Tofu

Wild Jungle Tofu

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In Wild Jungle Tofu, the tofu absorbs the flavor of the rich herb paste.

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Red Shrimp Curry

Red Shrimp Curry

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Red Shrimp Curry combines the Thai flavors of kaffir lime, fish sauce, basil, coconut milk, chiles, and curry paste.

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