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ZEN AND THE ART OF PISTOU

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She rose early. Waited for the sun to dry the dew on the emerald basil leaves. Then before its rays could steal their fragrance she filled the basket. The heavy perfume of basil filled her kitchen. Mozetich’s music – Postcards … Continue reading

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GREEN BEANS WITH BASIL … Haricots Verts au Basilic

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    To quote a favorite cookbook author, Patricia Wells,  “Young, tender green beans and basil are a Provençal marriage made in heaven.” The pungent, glorious basil combines beautifully with the sweetness of fresh, tender green beans.  When you have … Continue reading

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PISTOU (basil pesto without nuts)

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  Leave your garden for a week and you return to a garden spilling over with the bounty of summer.  Grab a basket and capture the taste of summer. Fill your basket with basil. Grab some garlic. Put on the … Continue reading

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SICILIAN BRAISED CHICKEN (pollo agrodolce)

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  There as many ways of making Pollo Agrodolce as there are good Sicilian cooks.  What makes this dish so delicious is the ying and the yang of sweet and sour flavours.  You  can add almonds or pine nuts, some … Continue reading

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