I have another recipe to share today! Remember the pasta I made a while back??? I said I paired it with basil cream sauce. Well. Today is the day I will share with you how to create just that!
Adapted from here.
Bring the chicken broth to a boil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the cream and tomatoes and cook for about a minute.
Reduce the heat to low and add the cheese, basil, and pepper. Now just cook until its heated through.
Serve over baked chicken or with pasta and asparagus!
This is probably one of my favorite sauces to keep around. Its just about always in my fridge and I’ve kept it sealed in a mason jar for a good month or so and it was still good! Happy cooking everyone!
So I finally got to put my herb garden to use! [The basil at least!]
I was inspired by a local business downtown Cincinnati, OH where I work called Steetpops that makes gourmet popsicles and sells them out a little cart at the Flea market and other events. They have great flavors such as Strawberry Mint, Peach Ginger, Chocolate Chili Pepper, and of course my favorite, Avocado! I liked the idea of mixing fruit and herb, so I searched the internet for exciting recipes I could make with my herbs. The one I picked was Watermelon Basil. I did however tweak the recipe. The original wanted me to simply put all the watermelon and basil in a blender, but the maker stated that most of the watermelon pulp ends up at the bottom of the popsicle. The popsicles also had pieces of basil leaves frozen in them, and I wasn’t too fond of the idea of leaves being in my treat. So instead, I decided to make a Basil Simple Syrup, and I also crushed the watermelon to extract the ‘juice’ so there wouldn’t be pulp. The result? Delish!
WATERMELON BASIL POPSICLES
2 cups watermelon juice
1/2 cup basil simple syrup [bring a handful of muddles basil leaves, 1/2 cup sugar, and 1/2 cup of water to a boil. Strain out leaves and cool.]
Mix ingrediants, pour into popsicle molds or paper cups and freeze.
Thats all there is to it!
Hi there :)
I’m here with an update on my herb garden I planted last week. I’m excited to see that the basil, dill, and one tiny little sprout of cat nip have popped up. I’m glad that I at least haven’t failed completely. Well for now I have nothing more to say, but I will be sure to keep you all updated.
Herb Garden Week 1
Well hello there.
This is my very first blog ever… so don’t expect much. I started this on a whim and I hope to keep with it, but we’ll see won’t we?
Today I started something new. I was browsing through good ol’ Goodwill today and as I was walking down the dishes aisle I remembered something I saw awhile back and wanted to try. It was an herb garden, but the herbs were planted in pretty glass dishes and such and put on display. So I have decided to give this a try. I selected 5 ‘pretty’ dishes, stopped to get a variety of herb seeds and potting soil, and about $30 later, I have my very own herb garden. I’m not entirely sure on how to plant/maintain herbs, nor did I bother to research into it, I simply put the potting soil in the dishes, and put the herb seeds in little holes i later covered and watered. I also made custom labels using a plastic cover that was on an old notebook, toothpicks, tape, and a sharpie. Its my attempt at being creative.
Anyway, we shall see how this goes as my ‘first endeavor,’ at least my first recorded endeavor.