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and then…Tomato Basil Sauce


          3 lbs. peeled tomatoes (scald and remove skins) 1 cup chopped fresh basil                                                     2 teaspoons each of salt and pepper 1 cup dry onion flakes  2 teaspoons garlic powder 1 tablespoon olive oil 6 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1/2 cup honey Optional: 1/2 cup mayonnaise or equivalent     Cook all together for 15 minutes. I put […]

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Basil Pea soup


Basil and Peas are friends forever in this soup. With garlic and olive oil it has an Italian aroma and inspiration.     Did you know that you can control the strength of a spice in a recipe by timing its addition? Add Basil first and it will be mild. Add it last to make it stronger. […]

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Spuds n’ Basil…yes!


Some of my inspirations come from using what I have on hand. While I dug the potatoes for supper tonight, I was musing over that wonderful smell I posted about recently. It was wafting around the garden on the breeze again tonight. I was considering in my mind how basil is so much like mint, […]

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Mmmmm…Smell that Basil


Some jobs or work are made all the more marvelous by the smells around the area. I would love to work in a greenhouse. It smells like Hawaii in a northern setting. Today the garden had its own wonderful smell. It was the powerful, pungent and minty aroma of Basil that I noticed when I was […]

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