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How to grow and propagate basil

Speedy had the entire garden pruned and cleaned. Most of the ornamental plants have been uprooted and discarded. A nightmare, ... (more)

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Italian-style vegetable stew

Vegetables, pesto and tomato sauce. What can be simpler? But a vegetable stew, when properly cooked, is anything but simple. ... (more)

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Basil, garlic and pepper rice

Sam's dinner last night. Vegetarian. The crisp brown things on top of the rice? That's vegetarian "beef" made from soya. The ... (more)

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Thai chicken curry

Chicken curry is a dish that I grew up with. But the chicken curry of my childhood was just a coconut milk based stew made ... (more)

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Grilled cheese sandwiches

I caught a bug. First, an annoying ache just below the back of my neck that spread to the shoulders. Then, a persistent ... (more)

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Tapa fried rice

When tapa (marinated paper-thin beef slices) is served with fried rice and egg, it is called tapsilog -- a contraction for ... (more)