Tag Archives: Basil

Marinated Bean Salad

The Washington Post called this “Marinated Pizza Bean Salad” when they published the recipe a few weeks ago and, this does have the bones of a good pizza – the oil, the basil, the garlic, the Mozz, etc.; I didn’t … Continue reading

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Strawberry Basil Spritzer – with Gin

Whenever our Book Club gathers, we make certain to include some sort of lovely fruit to enjoy as a part of the get together. Normally, that would be our favorite Fruit Salad, freshly decanted from whichever bottle(s) have caught our … Continue reading

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Thai-Style Scallop Coconut Soup

The original version of this recipe, from the nice folk at Coastal Living, called this “Scallop Tom Kha,” and my version does have all of the flavors of that classic Thai soup, but… I made a fair number of changes … Continue reading

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Pistachio (!) Pesto

Like most folk, we love us a nice pesto, but, I have been hesitant to make it because, well, I don’t have a whole lot of confidence in the quality of the pine nuts most usually associated (along with the … Continue reading

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(Kinda) Cowboy Chowder

My husband came across this chowder recipe on delish.com, and thought it would make for a nice dinner. I agreed, but thought that potatoes and corn in a soup might could be a bit of a starch overkill, so imagine … Continue reading

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Coconut Basil Shrimp

This was a hoooge hit with visiting family over the weekend. Shrimp marinated in coconut milk, honey, and Tamari with green chiles, garlic, and ginger; then sautéed with onion, red pepper and basil. I did (of course) make a few … Continue reading

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Savory Waffles

The book that gave me the recipe for the Walnut and Roasted Pepper Pesto also had a recipe for “savory” waffles that my husband quite liked the look of, and, as it suggested serving them with the Walnut and Red … Continue reading

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Walnut and Roasted Pepper Pesto

I honestly cannot recall where this book came from. It has been sitting in (one of) my stacks of ‘cookbooks to look through’ for a while and, well, both of us finally looked through it and found quite a lot … Continue reading

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Charred Tomatoes With Basil

One of my markets had a pretty decent deal: 2 packages of grape tomatoes for $5 – but… you had to buy two to get the deal. Now, we like tomatoes, but for just the two of us, that is … Continue reading

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Asian Style Noodle Soup

I stole – ermmm, borrowed – the basic idea for this soup from the very nice folk at delish.com, but needed to make a few changes based on my pantry and the current leftovers in the fridge. See, I only … Continue reading

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