Tuesday, July 28, 2009

First Lemon Basil Harvest of Summer 09

 
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Nothing smells better than fresh picked lemon basil. We will behaving pesto and Italian fried chicken for dinner. I will also make a tomato, mozzarella and basil salad with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Maybe a bowl of tomato basil soup for a snack this afternoon.

Have y'all got any great basil recipes?

7 comments:

  1. Lemon basil, lemon balm, lemon mint...all perfumes that I adore!
    Brenda

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  2. MMM. Sounds yummy. I've never tried growing my own herbs or anything before. Tried this year but I fried my poor seedlings. Maybe next year I'll have better luck.

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  3. I can't seem to grow basil, well sometimes I can. I love homemade pesto, the bottled stuff just doesn't cut it.

    I have a glut of coriander (cilantro) trying to figure out what I can do with that?

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  4. Yum!! I love basil in lasagna. I also think basil is good chopped and sprinkled on sliced tomatoes, then topped with crumbled feta cheese.

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  5. Debbie girl it amazes me how many different flavored basils there are out there ! I planted baslil with my special morning glories .. Moon Flower and what was SUPPOSED to be Chocolate (looks like deep pink to me) jeez !
    Any whoooo yours looks scrumptious girl !
    I love the smell of lemon verbena ( have you grown that one ?) so I have that as a potted plant too .. it smells exactly like those hard lemon drop candies .. now that is one wonderful aroma !!

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  6. Brenda, the lemon scented herbs are my favorites too. We should go to Blue Moon when your better and buy lemon scented geraniums.

    Cinj, nothing is easier than basil. Give it a shot.

    Foxy. Salsa?

    Linda, your making me hungry

    Joy, Lemon verbena is an annual for me. I usually grow some, but not this year. I miss it.

    Why thank you anna.

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