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Basil Recipes

The Basil Recipes That Define Summer

The Huffington Post | Julie R. Thomson | Posted 08.05.2016 | Taste

Basil is summer’s defining herb. In many parts of the Western world, the blossoming of this herb coincides with many of the season’s other darling...

How To Chiffonade Basil (Or Any Leafy Herb)

Food52 | Posted 11.19.2014 | Taste

Chiffonade sounds fancy, but that's only because it's French.

11 Sweet, Spicy and Soothing Uses for Summer Basil

Organic | Posted 10.17.2012 | Home

While atop a pile of linguini noodles is always a wonderful place for basil, consider these other uses for this culinary wonder in its peak season.

WTF, CSA?: What To Do With All That Basil

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Orchant | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

Welcome to the fourth installment of "WTF, CSA?" Each week this CSA season, we'll help you make use of your overflowing CSA baskets. You ask, we answe...

34 Ways With Fresh Basil

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 07.28.2014 | Taste

How do we love thee, basil? Let us count the ways.

Cooking With My Sister: Studio Apartment Pesto

One For The Table | Posted 09.20.2011 | Home
One For The Table

After some rattling of bowls and a few choice curses, my sister emerged from the kitchen area carrying a large glass bowl of pesto pasta to the table. I took my first bite before she did. My taste buds immediately shut down. My throat burned.

Basil Abundance: How To Make Fresh Pesto

Kurt Michael Friese | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kurt Michael Friese

Abundant harvests like this one are a great way to bring family and friends together around the rituals of food. It can take time and several hands to pick over a large amount of basil.

Basil Is King

Mary Ann Esposito | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mary Ann Esposito

At my house, we wait all year for high summer and the first taste of fresh basil. So whether you grow it, crave it, or buy it, here are ten easy ways to use an overabundance.

Secret Revealed! The Quest for the Secret of Really Green Pesto, Part 2

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Making pesto can be a slightly messy job. Making two separate batches of pesto is a very messy job--especially since I was trying to get them both out on the table at the same time.

The Quest for the Secret of Really Green Pesto, Part 1

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Maria Rodale

Pesto is one of my culinary specialties and one of my goals this summer was to discover how to keep pesto really green.

A City Chef's Guide To Homemade Pesto

New York Times | MELISSA CLARK | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

IN my fantasy life living on a farm, autumn would be dedicated to putting things up. I'd pickle, can, preserve, dry and freeze all the waning bounty o...