Tag: basil

10 Great Ways to Use Up Fresh Basil

by in Healthy Recipes, In Season, July 13, 2013

Pick up a bunch (or two!) of this fragrant herb while it’s in season. The toughest part is deciding how you’ll want to use it—there are just so many good ways.

Grow Your Own: Herbs

by in In Season, June 2, 2010

They’re just tiny sprouts right now but in a few weeks the herbs in my garden will be flourishing. Growing your own herbs is so easy, there’s no reason not to give it a try. Here are some tips to get your started.

Spotlight Recipe: Garlic and Herb Tomatoes

by in Healthy Recipes, Tomatoes, July 27, 2009

Tomatoes are an excellent source of the antioxidant vitamin C and the fresh basil, parsley and thyme contribute vitamin K and potassium. The tomatoes in this salad are gently warmed, which enhances their sweetness and nicely complements chicken, fish or scrambled eggs.

Market Watch: Garlic Scapes

by in Farmers' Market Finds, Healthy Recipes, July 15, 2009

Chances are you won’t find garlic scapes anywhere but the farmers’ market. They’re often passed over because people may not be sure what they are. Take advantage of this local food delicacy, but act fast, these delicious curly green shoots are only available for a short time.

Top 5 Herbs for Healthy Cooking

by in Healthy Tips, April 6, 2009

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again — herbs are an easy way to give low-cal flavor to many dishes. Better still, you add extra nutrients such as vitamins A and C, fiber and phytochemicals. Looking to explore? Here are our five favorites and ways to use them.

Spotlight Recipe: Parmesan, Basil & Lemon Wafers (Frico)

by in Healthy Recipes, February 16, 2009

These delicate wafers are the perfect companion to soup or a salad and a great alternative to a cracker.