Herb-centric Recipes

From basil to thyme, nature’s zest is more than a sideshow. Try some of our online recipes using your favorite backyard flavorings to change up your summer meals.

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Basil’s Haunting Tale

Basil plays a starring role in this spooky story of forbidden love, murder and ghosts.

Tomato Aspic

  Photo by Judith Hausman Try this for dinner. Another heat wave, after a very brief breather, brought to mind a cool dish I haven’t had in years: aspic. The jellied beef or chicken consommé my mom tried out on me as a child was not an experience I wanted to repeat, but a wiggly-style […]

Zucchini-basil Soup

Puree zucchini, basil and other farm-fresh ingredients for a refreshing summer soup.

All Herbs, All the Time

It’s time to pull out, tidy up and harvest thoroughly for the last time. In the suburbs, our landscape is all soft greys and browns now. From my herb garden, I had sage and parsley for the Thanksgiving turkey stuffing and some rosemary for the carrots, but of course, the basil has already been frosted.