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  1. Lemony Thyme Chicken Breasts

    Lemony Thyme Chicken Breasts
    INGREDIENTS ½ tsp lemon zest 1½ cups lemon juice ¼ cup chopped fresh thyme leaves 1 Tbsp olive oil 2½ Tbsp honey 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts ½ tsp salt ¼ tsp pepper Preparation:  Serves 4 Combine first 5 ingredients (through honey) in a large zip-top plastic bag. Add chicken; seal bag. Chill 2 hours, turning occasionally. Prepare grill or...
  2. Lemon balm - not just for tea

    Lemon balm - not just for tea
    Lemon balm has a mild lemony flavor with a delicate mint overtone.  Steeping some leaves in boiling water for a few minutes gives you a nice tea that some folks claim will lift your mood and sharpen your thinking, and in fact there are  credible claims for its medicinal value.  But let's look at its value in the kitchen.  In any dish...
  3. Italian parsley, the chef's choice

    Italian parsley, the chef's choice
    Although the bright emerald color of curly parsley is more attractive as a garnish, the more intensely-flavored and robust “flat” Italian parsley is generally the choice for cooking. French cooks make a  bouquet garni by tying together (or wrapping in cheese cloth) Italian parsley, bay and thyme to slow-cook with soups and stews. Both types of parsley add subtle interest...
  4. Curly parsley, the herb everyone knows

    Curly parsley, the herb everyone knows
    Who hasn't chopped some parsley to add a touch of color and fresh flavor to a dish? It's one of the many herbs that is ALWAYS better fresh, and you can use it in almost any recipe.  Consider some other, less familiar uses of parsley:  pesto made with parsley instead of basil,  for instance, is a great change-of-pace, or a dollop of herbed...
  5. Sage: Not just for the birds

    Sage: Not just for the birds
    Most of us primarily associate sage  with Thanksgiving turkey stuffing, but it's another herb whose flavor rewards wider use. Lamb, pork, poultry, beans, soups, stews - you can accent all of them with a little sage. AeroGarden sage is not as quick to establish itself as many other herbs, so  be a little patient with it, and keep the grow lights low...
  6. Globe basil, pesto basil's spicy little brother

    Globe basil, pesto basil's spicy little brother
    Globe basil has all the flavor of its big brother Italian basil, plus most folks say it's a little spicier.  The photo here  shows how small the leaves are; no need to chop them, just use them whole on pasta or tossed into a salad. It's a very compact plant, too, compared to most any other basil - always goes in...
  7. Basil & Prosciutto Stuffed Chicken Breasts

    Basil & Prosciutto Stuffed Chicken Breasts
    INGREDIENTS 6 slices prosciutto 2 cups chopped fresh basil leaves 1 small garlic clove 3 Tbsp Parmesan cheese ¼ cup olive oil ½ tsp lemon juice Salt and pepper 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, halved diagonally 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, divided 2 Tbsp olive oil, divided Preparation  Serves 4 Preheat oven to 350°F. Coarsely chop the prosciutto. In a food processor...
  8. Genovese Basil Gremolata

    Genovese Basil Gremolata
    This is especially good over fresh steamed vegetables such as asparagus, green beans or broccoli INGREDIENTS ¼ cup chopped fresh basil leaves 3 Tbsp lemon zest ⅛ cup lemon juice ¼ cup lemon-flavor olive oil or extra-virgin olive oil 1 Tbsp minced garlic Salt and pepper Preparation:  Makes about ¾ cup dressing Mix basil, lemon zest, lemon juice, olive oil...
  9. It's about thyme

    It's about thyme
    Thyme, a close relative of oregano and marjoram, is a staple of Western cooking and is at its best when slow-cooked in soups and stews or with meats.  It's relatively slow-growing compared to other herbs, and usually will grow  in a low roundish clump for a few weeks before starting to send stems upwards. Be patient with it!  Don't raise the...
  10. Cheese & Sausage Breakfast Casserole

    Cheese & Sausage Breakfast Casserole
    INGREDIENTS 1 lb ground pork breakfast sausage 6 slices of crusty French bread 8 oz grated Swiss cheese 1 cup grated asiago cheese 7 large eggs, divided 2 cups heavy cream, divided 2 cups milk 1 Tbsp chopped fresh sage leaves 1 tsp seasoned salt 1 tsp dry mustard ½ tsp white pepper Chopped fresh chives for garnish Salt and...
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