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Lime, rum and basil cocktail

I've had this basil-vodka gimlet recipe on my Bookmarks bar for so long. I waited until our lime tree started bearing fruits again (it doesn't during the summer) then I waited … [Read more...]

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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, perhaps, for those whose appreciation for plants … [Read 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. With just the right amount of aromatics, and slow … [Read 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 salad is just a combination of romaine lettuce, … [Read 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 yellow with curry powder. Homey and really … [Read more...]