Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Tuesday's Monday Recipe -- the Basil Edition

What happened to Monday?

This post is in memory of my beloved basil plant that I either depleted or killed sometime in the past few weeks. You served me well, faithful basil plant.

Sauteed Spinach with Basil

Saute 2-4 cloves of garlic (sliced thin) in olive oil. Add 1/3 c. of pinenuts and saute until lightly golden. Add a bag of spinach, salt, pepper, and 2 Tbs.of water. Cover, cook, stir occasionally, until spinach wilts. Remove from heat. Add basil (1-2 cups) and toss until it wilts.

Basil Beer Bread

Heat oven to 400 degrees. Oil a baking sheet. Combine 3 1/4 c. flour, 1 package of yeast, salt, pepper, and 3/4 c. of parmesan. Add the beer and mix just until they dough comes together. Turn the dough on to a floured surface. Sprinkle with 1 cup of chopped basil and knead gently until its incorporated. Shape dough into a loaf and transfer to baking sheet. Bake until loaf is lightly browned and a toothpick comes out clean -- approx. 40-45 minutes.

First my basil plant, then the USB ports on my laptop died...they say they go in 3's? What's next?

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