Tag Archives: basil

Holiday Entertaining from Homestead Gardens

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 Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook

It is that time of year when one can never have enough entertaining recipes and design ideas. I know this was the biggest hit in …

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Creekside Dinner and the Hit of the Party

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook 

For a casual dinner gathering in the full swing of summer, I finally got to create again with my very dear and longtime friends, …

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Food as Art for Celebrating

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook

After all, the holidays are about conveying your heritage…showing off your best skills using creativity with local foods from your region. Even if you pick one item …

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Basil: Growing, Harvesting, and Avoiding Downy Mildew

by Susan Harris

It’s amazing what you can learn about growing herbs just by doing a little reading.  That’s something I didn’t do in my first year of growing basil but this year – because …

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