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Fresh Basil – 8 Uses for Basil

As we drift into the last days of summer, my garden is working overtime.  My tiny, fresh basil plants that nearly drowned in the thunderstorms before I could plant my herb garden are now as vibrant and bushy as the tomato plants.  With so much fresh basil on hand, I am finding many great uses for the basil leaves.

Here are eight of the things I’ve done with fresh basil this summer –

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Classic Basil Pesto from

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What’s your favorite fresh basil recipe?

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  2. houseclearance 08/19/2013 at 5:10 am

    Most of my favorite foods have basil. So, your tips about basil is very useful. Thanks for useful insights about basil.