Have you been wanting to grow your own herbs but weren’t sure where to start? Check out how to grow basil – it’s a great herb for both first-timers and seasoned gardeners!
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Has your CSA or farmers market been rich with beautiful basil this summer? Here’s the best way to store fresh basil to avoid wilting and reduce food waste!
Ahhh, basil! Even the word carries a whiff of its invigorating scent. Check out these rules for cooking with basil and a delicious basil recipe.
In Texas, the basil is rockin’. I’ve nurtured three plants this spring, and they are happy indeed, but I know as the summer heats up, their tender leaves will suffer. So I’m doing my best to enjoy as much of their bounty as I can now and preserve like a pioneer woman for colder times. If you love basil, I hope you’ll enjoy my quick tips for growing, using, and preserving this wonderfully spicy-yet-sweet herb.
A simple, no-fuss and unique appetizer for your Easter or Passover dinner.
Polenta is a traditional italian dish made from boiled cornmeal. It was a popular dish amongst Northern Italy’s poor, as it was cheap and combined well with whatever other food was available.
One of the most engaging people that I met during last week’s EcoFarm tour was Ronald Donkervoort, the proprietor of Windmill Farm in Moss Landing. He leases his farmland, a small organic production that overlooks the Pacific Ocean. I have never seen such beautiful and healthy looking produce growing in the field. Walking through the […]
As the growing season draws to a close, it’s time to talk about this year’s garden success and failures. Which unusual or exotic seeds will you be reordering this winter, and which ones will be forever banned from your garden?
Here are some tips for preserving tomatoes, herbs, and greens without canning!
I think nearly everyone loves pizza. Cheese and flour aren’t the healthiest foods, but with a little bit of innovation, your pizza can be both delicious and healthy. Try out this pizza recipe below next time you are craving a pizza, and maybe the homemade black sesame bonus recipe as well.
It’s basil season! This garden herb is great for making pesto, and it’s also the perfect way to spruce up your favorite summer cocktail recipe.
July ushers in the epitome of summer garden abundance here in Wisconsin. So I was disappointed to see my local supermarket in town selling a teeny “fresh” box of basil from California, a quarter of an ounce for $2.49. With these high ingredient prices, it’s no wonder making your own pesto hasn’t evolved to higher […]
This twist on classic pizza ushers in summer with a tender gluten-free crust, garlicky oven-roasted tomato sauce and the zing of fresh herbs. You could top this with homemade mozzarella cheese or soy cheese, but what if you’re avoiding both dairy and the highly-processed soy isolates found in many cheese alternatives? Is it even possible […]
I was over at my lovely mother-in-law’s house yesterday, and I noticed how well her window box full of herbs (a gift from my husband and me) was doing. The basil was out of control–in a good way. I asked her what she was going to do with the basil, and she said she didn’t […]