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Blueberry Basil Preserves

Is there such as thing as canning withdrawal? Because I think I have it. Bad. I missed strawberry season. Whoosh. It completely passed me by. And I was bummed. I didn’t start canning until after strawberry season last year, and it was one of the things I was most looking forward to this spring. Unfortunately,...

Fettucine al Pesto Genovese

I know, I know. You might be thinking, “Pesto? Boring.” But I’d argue that it’s not a proper basil week without it. And this isn’t your ordinary run of the mill pesto, either. This just might be the best pesto recipe ever created. Well, the best pesto this side of the Atlantic, that is. I’m...

Savory Basil and Goat Cheese Cheesecake

And Basil Week continues with this savory goat cheese cheesecake. That’s right, I said savory. Now before you go saying, “Holy crap what has gotten into Lindsay?” let me say I acknowledge that this is completely out of character for me. But whatever the reason, I felt the urge to make a savory cheesecake. I...

Gonna Make a Pie with a Heart in the Middle

Baby don’t you cry, gonna make a pie. Gonna make a pie with a heart in the middle. The internet is awash with peanut butter pies today. I took time this morning to make one of my own when I should have been working. But this just seemed so much more important. This pie is...

Sweet Art Giveaway Winner!

Folks, we have a winner! A huge congratulations to Eliana, winner of the adorable cupcake art print by artist Sarah Wain. As a fellow cupcake-a-holic, I can’t think of a better person to have won this one. :) Eliana, I expect photos of the print in action! Enjoy! Didn’t win? Why not buy your own?...

Basil Lemonade

I hereby declare this week Basil Week. And when you see what I’ve got in store for the rest of the week you’ll see why. Granted, it was a completely unintentional coincidence. Maybe I was having a subconscious butter rebellion during my first weekend cooking for myself and not for an editor, but basil was...