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When to Put Fresh Basil on Pizza (5 Rules + Tips Basil)

When I think about things that pair well with basil, I have to admit it’s hard to get my brain to think very far beyond pizza. Fresh mozzarella cheese, a simple sauce made with fresh tomatoes, and gorgeous green basil leaves…it’s hard to beat! And while it’s not controversial to declare basil is a delicious …

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African Blue Basil Guide

If you are looking for an interesting basil to grow, which can be used as an ornamental and wildlife-friendly plant as well as a culinary herb, then African Blue basil is worth considering. African Blue Basil is a great choice for a bee-friendly garden, looks wonderful in your beds or border, and can be used …

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The Best Basil Chicken Recipe for Every Meal (21 Ideas)

Basil chicken is one of those flavor combinations that just works. The slightly sweet, slightly peppery taste of basil offers an instant flavor injection for a wide range of chicken dishes, making the right basil chicken recipe worth its weight in gold. Whether you’re in need of basil chicken recipe to use up your latest …

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Collage of different types of basil including red basil, cinnamon basil, lime basil and lemon basil for an article about what does basil taste like

What Does Basil Taste Like?

While most of us have enjoyed the sweet smell and taste of fresh basil leaves before, it can still be difficult to describe exactly what does basil taste like? And that’s just sweet basil – the kind many of us are familar with from Caprese Salads and trips to the supermarket. What about all those …

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Alcoholic cocktail Basil smash with green basil, gin, sugar syrup, lemon juice and ice. Basil gin smash is one of the most popular cocktails with basil

19 Cocktails with Basil: Summery Fresh Drinks with Basil to Try

To me, basil is one of those quintessential summertime ingredients. When the heat of July and August hits, my patio is full of productive basil and other culinary herbs. And when the sun goes down at the end of the night and I feel like unwinding? Hello, basil cocktail! These cocktails with basil are creative, …

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How to Harvest Basil So it Keeps Growing

Your beautiful new basil plant is calling your name. With large leaves and an aroma that has inspired your menu for the week, you can’t wait to start harvesting. But you are unsure how to pick basil leaves while ensuring your plant continues to thrive? Below we explore how to harvest basil, along with some ideas …

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