• […] almost perfect, isn’t it? I thought that since I’ve been doing my annual “What to do with all this basil” posts I’d start a new one this year. “What to do with all these tomatoes.” […]

    September 17, 2014
  • […] almost perfect, isn’t it? I thought that since I’ve been doing my annual “What to do with all this basil” posts I’d start a new one this year. “What to do with all these tomatoes.” […]

    September 05, 2014
  • Hank Love

    What a great site. I have been wondering what I could do with all my fresh basile. This year I went over board in my garden, and everyday I look at my fifteen plants!!! They are gorgeous!!! I will definitely make the syrup. I am looking forward to making my Pesto to. Thanks for all the info!!

    August 06, 2013
    • Hi Hank,

      15 plants?!!!???? You must be drowning in the stuff. LOL Don’t forget that you can also chop it up (puree with some olive oil) and put it into ice cube trays and freeze it. Put the frozen cubes into a zip top freezer bag and have pre-portioned basil for your recipes in the middle of winter. I think you’ll have plenty of leaves to do this with. :) ENJOY!!!

      August 06, 2013
  • [...] enough basil recipes for you? Find even more fresh basil recipes at this link. Or you can check out another post for fresh basil recipes at this link (this [...]

    July 30, 2013
  • [...] stuffed in a jelly jar, with a peach on top. Well, remember that post I recently did about all the fresh basil I have piling up in my house? Yes, there’s basil in these fruit preserves. And there’s [...]

    July 11, 2012
  • Thank God I cook better than I garden. My basil plants do not runneth over! That said, I think I can garner enough of the lovely green leaves to make this simple syrup and I’m thinking some kind of wonderful libation….hmmmm….Happy Hump Day/Fourth of July! Oh, and I almost forgot to apologize: it was me who drooled all over your delicious sandwich!

    July 03, 2012
    • Ha! I’ve got dead basil plants in my garden, but I just keep buying more. It’s kind of like my shoe obsession (only less expensive). So some plants are great and some are dead. But then I hit the farmer’s market and get all googly eyed and buy some more. That’s why I’m inundated with it (it’s a sickness I tell ya). The syrup is fantastic. I’m pouring it on everything…even things I can’t write on this blog. ;) Maybe I should bottle the stuff. LOL Oh, as for the drool…I wondered where that came from. Have a happy 4th! :)

      July 03, 2012
  • An abundance of basil is always a great problem to have – and seems you definitely know what to do with it!

    July 02, 2012
    • There are definitely worse problems to have. ;) And when push comes to shove I stick sprigs of basil in small jars (instead of flowers) and it makes the room smell really nice. Makes you hungry…but it smells good.

      July 03, 2012
  • That basil lemonade is so pretty! And that sauce…when I wasn’t eating it by the spoonful, I would be tempted to spread it on every wrap sandwich, piece of fish and grilled chicken breast that crossed my plate.

    July 02, 2012
    • Dara, that’s pretty much what’s going on around here right now. ;)

      July 02, 2012

Leave a comment


Email(will not be published)*


Your comment*

Submit Comment

This is how to make bacon - grilling it

The King of Bacon Recipes – Grilled Bacon

You can fry bacon in a pan or cook bacon in the oven, but did you know you can grill bacon? This might be the king of bacon recipes – grilled bacon.

A crispy topping will make this asparagus recipe a family favorite

Crispy Lemon Asparagus

Lemon asparagus is a natural, but what if you could have a crunchy topping on your asparagus? This easy side dish is an asparagus lovers dream.

Classic French Dishes

Don’t be Intimidated – Sole Meunière

Sole meunière, is one of those classic French dishes. Julia Child named it her favorite meal in France. Don’t be intimidated, sole meunière is easy to make.

Brazilian Flank Steak Marinade Recipe

Brazilian Grilled Flank Steak – Dinner Made Easy

Fire up the grill! This tangy and spicy Brazilian flank steak marinade will have your senses singing. Grilled flank steak means dinner is quick and tasty.

Give the traditonal Manhattan a Fall twist with maple

Fall Twist on the Traditional Manhattan Cocktail – The Maple Manhattan

A classic Manhattan cocktail is the quintessential barkeeps cocktail recipe. But the cooler Fall weather calls for a bit of sweetness. The Maple Manhattan.

You'll never guess that this blueberry crisp ice cream is vegan ice cream

A Blueberry Ice Cream – Blueberry Crisp Mash Up

Blueberry crisp is great, blueberry ice cream is fantastic so why not combine the two into one dessert – blueberry crumble ice cream.


How to Make the Perfect Manhattan

The Perfect Manhattan is a classic cocktail made better with Canadian Club Whisky. Whisky drinks will become some of your favorites with this mellow spirit.


Nutella Flourless Chocolate Cake Recipe

A flourless chocolate cake recipe made a little more dramatic with the addition of Nutella. Add this one to your favorite Nutella recipes.


Malted Pumpkin Spice Cake with Streusel Topping

Malted pumpkin spice cake is a delicious change to the usual pumpkin pie. Why not make a few of them for a great holiday hostess gift.

Copyright © mymansbelly.com
Follow MyMan'sBelly on Google+ for all the latest!Google+