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7 Types of Basil for Spring Gardening

Basil is one of the most fragrant and easiest of all the herbs to grow in your spring garden. Introduced to England in the 16th century, it made its way to America in the 17th century. It flourishes in the … Continue reading

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Meal 3: Our Series 3 Meals for 2 People Without Leftovers

Three Meals for Two People Meal Three: Meaty Skillet Lasagna This meaty skillet lasagna is simple and scaled down, requiring very little prep and it will not leave behind a wake of dirty dishes. Do not substitute no-boil lasagna noodles … Continue reading

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Baked Chicken, Rigatoni and Zucchini

Even a beginner could make the home smell like an Italian restaurant with this Baked chicken, Rigatoni and Zucchini meal. Although zucchini is at its peak in the summertime, fresh zucchini is available at most supermarkets throughout the year.  Adding … Continue reading

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End of Summer Salad

Although the calendar indicates it is the end of summer, Mother Nature in South Carolina is not paying attention. Yesterday it was 92º and today it will be the same, nevertheless, most farmers markets are closing down or will be … Continue reading

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Properly Storing FRESH Herbs At Home

These days, home cooks can buy fresh herbs at their local supermarket.  Most retailers sell cilantro, flat leaf parsley, curly leaf parsley, basil and thyme. Always buy the freshest bunch.  Try smelling them. Fresh herbs should have a strong, fresh … Continue reading

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