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Herbal Harvest: Basil and More...

Herbal Harvest: Basil and More...

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It's that time to gather in the last basil harvest--as well as any other tender herbs--because they will go with the first frost. Here's a few things that I do with an abundance of basil.

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Harvest Your Herbs and Make Green Sauce!

Harvest Your Herbs and Make Green Sauce!

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Here it is the last week of June and my cilantro, rocket, dill, and parsley are over a foot tall and some are wanting to bolt. Get out there and whack those herbs back--to prevent them from bolting, prolong their life and encourage new growth--and enjoy them for supper. Here is a different take on pesto--South-of-the-Border style, which is lovely on pasta, or anything from the grill.

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 Pesto: How to make the real thing!

Pesto: How to make the real thing!

It is the time of year when basil is in abundance. Make pesto to eat on everything from tomatoes and pasta and bruschetta to grilled veggies, seafood or poultry.

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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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Spinach and Pesto Grilled Pizza

Spinach and Pesto Grilled Pizza

Use fresh spinach from the garden to create this amazing pizza on the grill.

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Beyond Basil Pesto

Beyond Basil Pesto

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Don't stop with pesto Genovese. Other herbs make vibrant, tasty sauces, too.

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Dill Pesto

Dill Pesto

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A pesto made with two cups of dill lends extraordinary freshness to a bowl of pasta.

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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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Daylily Petals with Pesto Dip on Cucumber Slices

Daylily Petals with Pesto Dip on Cucumber Slices

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This dramatic appetizer offers the double crunch of cucumber and flower.

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Pacific Rim Pesto

Pacific Rim Pesto

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All the flavors of Southeast Asian cooking come to life in this sauce.

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Tarragon and Hazelnut Pesto

Tarragon and Hazelnut Pesto

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This pesto is a good companion for grilled salmon or other fish.

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Sage and Roquefort Pesto

Sage and Roquefort Pesto

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Try this versatile pesto with grilled pork chops, black bean soup, polenta, or pasta.

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Spicy Red Pepper Pesto

Spicy Red Pepper Pesto

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Stir this into polenta, or spread it on burgers, chicken, or pizza.

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