Ingredients: 1 cup packed fresh basil leaves 1/3 cup pine nuts 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1-2 garlic cloves Olive Oil Black Pepper Directions: Wash and pat dry the basil leaves.  Cut off stems. Peel and dice garlic. In a blender or food processor, add basil, pine nuts, Parmesan cheese and garlic with 1/2 cup… Continue Reading

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(Ocimum basilicum)   While basil comes in a number of varieties, large-leafed sweet basil is most commonly used in cooking. Other varieties include bush basil, which is less pungent and purple basil which is used for decorative purposes. Holy basil has mauve colored leaves and is slightly lemon scented while cinnamon basil has notes of… Continue Reading