basil

  • Article

    GPOD on the Road: Visiting a Flower Farm

    Today Cherry Ong is taking us on the road to a flower farm she visited earlier this year. I've been curious about flower farms and so tried attending a flower…

  • Article

    Herbs with Anise-, Fennel-, and Licorice-Like Flavors

    I recently did a program at the annual Herb Society of America conference in Madison, Wisconsin thus titled; this is a modified version of the handout. Since we are celebrating…

  • Design

    Garden/Bird Hang Out

    Today we’re visiting Jerry Hilker’s garden. My family and I have lived in Corpus Christi, Texas, for about 14 years now. We built a home about four years ago. The…

  • Article

    Tomato Basil Cream Sauce

    This is the time of year when we want to nestle in and stay at home and eat warming comfort foods. At our house we eat lots of soups and…

  • Article

    Pesto alla Genovese

    For centuries, Italians have made pesto with a mortar and pestle, hence the name pesto from the verb pestare, which means to pound or grind. Pesto prepared in this manner…

  • Kitchen Gardening

    The Essential Ingredient of Pesto is Basil

    Often referred to as Pesto alla Genovese, the essential ingredients of pesto are an Italian green basil (preferably ‘Genoa Green’ or something similar), olive oil, garlic, parmesan, and pine nuts.…

  • How-To

    Keep Your Veggie Garden Going

    Most gardeners are used to growing or buying spring seedlings to establish their vegetable gardens. But what happens when spring is over and early crops have been harvested? After the…

  • Article

    September Garden Harvest

    Well the late September garden is full of chiles as well as herbs to harvest and preserve... that's what I've been doing the past few days. And the annual flowers…

  • Kitchen Gardening

    Learn the Basics of Growing Basil

    There’s a reason that even those who don’t have a vegetable garden still try to grow basil: because it’s delicious and almost as versatile in the landscape as it is…

  • Article

    Harvest Your Herbs and Make Green Sauce!

    Here it is the last week of June and my cilantro, rocket, dill, and parsley are over a foot tall and some are wanting to bolt. Get out there and…