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Fresh Basil from my Garden goes well with Mahi Mahi and Basmati Rice

There is nothing better than walking out the door and snipping fresh basil for my dinner tonight. I'll be adding it to my special Basmati Rice and the Mahi Mahi with Shrimp will have a few leaves thrown in as well. It's my wife's favorite!

Basel from my Cape Canaveral Garden

Basil is an annual and is easily grown from seed. There are over two dozen types of basil including lettuce-leaf which has large leaves, cinnamon basil and the purple leaved varieties. Though it needs full sun, it does need more moisture than some herbs, so be sure to keep it watered; especially in pots. For those of you in northern climates, you can grow basil inside as a window herb if you plant the seeds in the late summer in pots and bring inside to set in a bright and sunny window.

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Comment balloon 18 commentsJohn Mayer • July 29 2011 04:35PM
Fresh Basil from my Garden goes well with Mahi Mahi and Basmati Rice
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Wordless Wednesday - Red, White, Blue, Black and Gold Sunset
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Speechless Sundays - It's Sunset Week on my Blog Again in Cape…
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Every evening I get some exercise and ride my Mongoose bike beachside. I had my trusty Canon 8mp point and shoot with me this time and thought I would share these photos with my friends on AR. I usually stop at "Jump's" to throw a game of… more