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Old 09-26-2010, 11:49 AM   #11
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kayelle..."ribbons of fresh basil"? How do you do that? Sounds like a beautiful side dish.

Another suggestion is roasted sweet potato fries or roasted veggies (in oven at 500 degrees for 20 minutes). They are still good served at room temperature.
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MA, take basil leaves and stack them like a deck of cards, roll them up tight length wise, and slice the roll very thinly. You'll end up with "ribbons of fresh basil". There's a name for the process but I can't spell it, and it seems spell checker can't spell it either.
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Old 09-26-2010, 12:03 PM   #12
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Thank you..."ribbons of fresh basil" sounds so poetic...I can't wait to do that and I've got tons of fresh basil growing in my container gardens...TONS!
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Old 09-26-2010, 12:59 PM   #13
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MA, take basil leaves and stack them like a deck of cards, roll them up tight length wise, and slice the roll very thinly. You'll end up with "ribbons of fresh basil". There's a name for the process but I can't spell it, and it seems spell checker can't spell it either.
That would be - Chiffonade

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That would be - Chiffonade

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Old 09-26-2010, 03:10 PM   #15
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chiffonade........thanks guys.

I also learned it's a French word that literally means "made from rags". Hmm, interesting.

Basil chiffonade.
Ribbons of basil.

I like ribbons better too. :)

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Lindalou, here's another great idea I just came across....these would sure look pretty on the plates of food. Easy peasy too!!

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My preference would be the tomatoes if you can still get good ones. But since you aren't carb-heavy, how about corn-on-the-cob?
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For years I've been making a luscious salad that was created long ago by Pierre Franey (of 60-Minute Gourmet fame). It consists of sliced ripe tomatoes (imho they're at their best right NOW!) arugula and crumbled blue cheese. It is such a delicious and refreshing combination of flavors.
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For years I've been making a luscious salad that was created long ago by Pierre Franey (of 60-Minute Gourmet fame). It consists of sliced ripe tomatoes (imho they're at their best right NOW!) arugula and crumbled blue cheese. It is such a delicious and refreshing combination of flavors.
Does this salad have a dressing June? You lay the sliced tomatoes on top of the arugula and sprinkle with blue cheese? Sounds too simple to have been "created" by anyone.
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For years I've been making a luscious salad that was created long ago by Pierre Franey (of 60-Minute Gourmet fame). It consists of sliced ripe tomatoes (imho they're at their best right NOW!) arugula and crumbled blue cheese. It is such a delicious and refreshing combination of flavors.
Sounds wonderful, scribbling it down...perfect for work! Thanks!
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