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Basil Lemonade

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Basil Lemonade Combine the following and chill for 8 hours. Strain. Good for up to 3 days. 12 Cups cold water 2/ 12 oz. frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed 1/3 Cup sugar ¼ lime juice ½-1 Cup fresh basil leaves, rubbed between your hands and torn To serve: Place ice cubes in a tall glass and garnish with lemon slices and fresh basil springs. Purple basil or cinnamon basil can also be used.

Easy Crusted Coriander Tilapia

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Crusted Coriander Tilapia recipe 6 Tilapia filets, pat dry with a paper towel before dredging in herb rub. Rub: 1/4 Cup coarse ground Coriander seeds, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, 1 teaspoon Kosher or Sea Salt. After rubbing this mixture on both sides of each fish filet, saute in olive oil for 4 minutes until done. Fish filets are cooked when the flesh appears opague white.

Cilantro Pesto

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Cilantro Pesto Recipes Process all of the ingredients in a Food Processor or Bullet. Serve with crackers or your favorite Mexican entree. Food.com

Garden Visits

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Spring at Longwood Garden 2017 Blue Poppies

The Glasshouse Conservatory

Photos by member, Barb Armstrong


Coriander Shortbread Shamrock Cookies

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Since Cilantro(Coriander is the seeds from the Cilatro plant)  is the Herb of the Year for 2017, I am sharing a cookie I created using toasted Coriander seeds with my favorite Shortbread cookie recipe. Ingredients: 1 1/2 Cups unsalted butter 2/3 Cup sugar 2 Tablespoons Toasted Coriander seeds, crushed with a mortar and pestle (best to use an iron skillet, stir for two minutes until fragrant) 2 ¾ Cups all-purpose flour ¼ Continue reading the story "Coriander Shortbread Shamrock Cookies"