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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.

Garden Visits

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Spring at Longwood Garden 2017 Blue Poppies

The Glasshouse Conservatory

Photos by member, Barb Armstrong


Keukenhof Gardens, Holland

Keukenhof means kitchen. These world renowned Spring gardens started Continue reading the story "Garden Visits"

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"