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Basil Vinaigrette

July 17, 2017 in misc., Sandwiches - No Comments

I love the smell of basil. It’s just so intoxicating, with its sweet and fresh notes. Most of the time, I either sprinkle it on pasta or make into a pesto. (See here for pesto recipe.  Besides having with pasta, I have used it for these sandwiches–caprese and chicken.) This time,…

Farmers’ Market Quiche

July 20, 2016 in dinner, life - No Comments

One of our favorite things to do on Saturdays (besides eating a big, homemade breakfast and letting the kids stay in their pjs–see this post) is to go downtown to the Farmers’ Market.  I love being able to get fresh produce for the week and the kids love being able…

Basil Pesto

July 24, 2012 in misc. - 4 Comments

I love basil; it smells unbelievably like summer.  Every year, I grow too much basil; and every year, I try to pack in as much pesto and basil-y type lunches and dinners as I can.  So far, this summer in the Pacific Northwest has been quite nice–mostly in the high 70s…

Lasagna Soup

March 15, 2012 in dinner, soup - 2 Comments

I know that spring is not officially until next week, but with these past four days filled with cold temperatures, wind, and incessant rain, it is not a sign of spring to come–it’s a sign that winter is still here.  We even had snow Tuesday morning, which is really uncommon in the…

Tomato Basil Pasta

October 3, 2011 in pasta - 1 Comment

My summer garden is winding down. I have picked almost all that’s left. A few tomatoes and some leaves of basil are all that remain.  I do not have a green thumb at all.  In fact, many of my houseplants are barely surviving.  It’s only when my husband says, “The leaves on that plant are…

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