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Toothy chitarra pasta twirled with crab and saffron artichokes in an herb sauce scattered with blue basil.
Stir in zest and garnish with basil leaves, and a blood orange slice on the rim of the glass.
Sprinkle with walnuts; garnish with basil and parmesan, and serve.
While bowling, the group enjoyed an appetizer sampler which included buffalo wings, mozzarella sticks and coconut shrimp, plus a pepperoni pizza with basil and onions.
Shake and strain into a tall champagne flute topped with a splash of lemonade. Garnish with basil leaves, pickled carrots, turnips and Thai chili.
Pesto — made with basil from the garden, of course — is a family favorite.
Before serving, the dish is drizzled with sizzling spiced butter seasoned with purple basil and red pepper flakes.
By the time Sarah and Tori arrive, Ben and I have already made a 10-inch Margherita Pizza, topped with slices of mozzarella cheese and garnished with fresh basil.
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Origin and Etymology of basil
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
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