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Recipe: Peanut Basil Vinaigrette

The peanut, basil and balsamic flavours of this versatile dressing will inspire your meal menus for weeks – and the monounsaturated fats in the peanut oil are a heart-healthy type of fat. The dressing is excellent with a vegetable salad, coleslaw or noodles, brushed over grilled veggies, or even as a marinade. Peanut Basil Vinaigrette Prep …

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How to Grow a Year-Round Italian Herb Garden

Italian cuisine is among the most celebrated around the world, and one of the secrets to Italian cooking is the use of fresh herbs. That’s right – you can be a great Italian chef if you have these fresh herbs handy anytime, and what else is easier if you have your very own Italian herb …

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Spa in the Garden: Growing Fragrant Plants

The use of aromatic herbs and plants for medicinal purpose dates back to the early Egyptian era. Romans and Greeks also constructed aromatic gardens in the early years for their timeless beauty and fragrance. Aromatherapy is quite effective and popular to date and people do not mind spending money for the therapeutic effects of fragrant …

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Recipe: Basil Chicken Marsala

This chicken marsala recipe is rich in basil, which really gives it a garden fresh flavor. It also has generous amounts of prosciutto, which adds a wonderful natural saltiness to the recipe. There’s no cream in this recipe, because the flavors balance each other and stand out enough without extra creaminess. Marsala wine is an …

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7 Essential Herbs and Spices for Every Kitchen

Depending solely on salt and pepper for food flavoring is boring. There is a wide range of herbs and spices available to consumers, enough to make every meal unique. A little extra tang is not all you are missing out on. Many aromatic additives are beneficial to our health. Think about that the next time …

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Basil Care in Winter – 10 Golden Rules

Basil is one of most popular plants in herb gardening around the world, and their flavorful leaves are a wonderful addition to any home cooking. However, for those who do not live in a tropical climate where Basil can thrive all year round and easily reseed themselves, it could be a challenge to keep your …

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Herb Garden Plants: Top 10 “Must Haves” When Growing Kitchen Herbs

Growing Kitchen Herbs? Here are Your Top 10 Herb Garden Plants Basil Basil is quite simple to grow and is absolutely fantastic in tons of our favorite meals. Basil is an annual herb, but for indoor kitchen herbs (Culinary herbs) you can have it at your fingertips all year, every year, by planting seeds in …

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Watermelon and Basil Iced-Tea Punch

Whether you’re preparing for a day on the lake, a barbecue party or a simple meal in the backyard, iced tea is a refreshing summer classic. Try a new twist on an old favorite with a recipe that adds the natural sweetness of real fruit. When making this recipe, use an iced tea made with …

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Pear & Basil Marinated Brie

mpress your guests with a flavourful, triple cream brie Room-temperature, triple cream brie is always a winner when entertaining. So why not elevate it to fabulous with this recipe from President’s Choice: Pear & Basil Marinated Brie Prep time: 10 minutes Stand time: 4 hours Ingredients 2 tbsp (25 ml) Extra-Virgin Olive Oil 2 tbsp …

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Growing Organic Basil

When to Plant Basil Growing organic basil is both easy and rewarding. We use it as a fresh herb all summer in various dishes, especially Asian and Italian cuisine. Sweet basil is typically the most common variety you’ll find if you’re planning on growing organic basil. Tropical areas in India and Asia have been growing …

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