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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

French Herb Basket, Recipe & Free Seeds

 I love this cute French basket I found at my favorite place,

The Agoura Antique Mart

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I put a few of my favorite herbs inside.

2 Rosemary Romero Tuscan Blue, 1 Basil Albahaca Thai, 2 Basil Nufar. 

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I LOVE the smell of basil.

We love to cook with fresh herbs.

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Quick, fresh red bell pepper recipe!

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 Dried & fresh basil

Dried oregano

Half of 1 onion

1 garlic clove

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Cut bell peppers lengthwise…

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Moon the onions! lol…

that’s what I like to call them…

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Chop the garlic…

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Coat pan with olive oil, heat,

throw the onions & garlic in…

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then add bell peppers,

4 tblspn dried basil,

2 tblspn…dried oregano.

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Salt & pepper to taste,

…and cook down for 45 minutes!

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Top with fresh basil.

Break off some French bread and place some of this YUMMY inside!

Your family will love it!

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Country Living is giving away

FREE Brandywine Tomato seeds in this months issue!

Time to start planting!

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Have a beautiful day!

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52 comments:

  1. I absolutely love what you did with your gorgeous new basket Lulu!! We love having herbs in our kitchen to cook with too! Thanks for this fabulous recipe, perfect to serve my guests this weekend:) Hope you are having a wonderful week my sweet friend ~ Tina xx

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  2. Love your new basket! I can't think of anything better to fill it with than fresh herbs...an appealing combination. The recipe for the peppers sounds wonderful...will have to wait for my pepper plants to produce!
    Susie

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  3. I have a thing with baskets and this one is really lovely!!! And I love this post, there's so much of your italian origins in it....

    Have a nice day!
    Zaira

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  4. We love peppers done this way, a summer dish for us. Love your herb basket, so pretty.
    Have a good day
    Sharon

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  5. That basket is divine, what a great find and your recipe looks so yummy. That would be great stuffed into the bread with baby bocconcini and toasted...mmm
    Ness xx

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  6. Oh wow, you just do things so beautifully, I love the basket and what you put in it...divine. Mmm and I would certainly enjoy those peppers!
    xoxo

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  7. what a beautiful basket! i love your pictures!
    have a sweet day,
    justyna

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  8. Love your recipes...keep them coming!

    That basket is gorgeous, Lu!!! I'm so inspired by fresh herbs...wanna grow some so bad!

    Do you have a hard time keeping yours alive in the house?

    We live in FL...there's no excuse! I need to have a beautiful herb garden!!!

    Have a Happy day!

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  9. What a great basket Lulu!

    Hope you are having a good week!


    Warmly,

    Polly

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  10. Love the basket and merci beaucoup for the recipe.

    Leeann x

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  11. I adore fresh herbs, we have a "herb-section" in our garden with rosmary, basil, oregano, thyme, tarragon, marjoram, lavender and other beautiful things. Your pictures are so beautiful... and I also make this red pepper receip often... ad some chicken breast strips and roast all.. than make a fresh green salad with a housemade yogurt-herb-garlic dressing and spread the pepper chicken mix over the salad... serve with fresh baguette delicious... you will love it...
    hugs, Mira!

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  12. What a sweet basket! Perfect for all those herbs. Great find!
    ~Michelle

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  13. Love it all!!! Great recipe. We grow lots of basil and make tons of pesto. I love herbs...Claire

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  14. I love the Basket of herbs!
    We have a small herb garden right outside the cottage door. I love cooking with herbs! Everything tastes so much fresher!
    Thank you for the pepper recipe! I look forward to sharing it with my husband!
    I hope you have a wonderful week!
    Blessings...donna

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  15. I cannot wait for it to be warm enough to do my garden. I am doing a small culinary garden off my back patio. It's going to have some fruits and veggies, herbs and edible flowers. Hurry up spring!

    The recipe looks yummy! Thanks for sharing!

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  16. Your basket of fresh herbs is charming! I love cooking with fresh herbs too!

    You recipe sounds wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

    xo,
    Melanie

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  17. I need to come out there and go to the Agoura Antique Mart with you~ love that basket!
    How I wish I could cook...that looks delicious.

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  18. I LOVE your basket and the herbs too! The recipe is one I will have to try soon! Thanks for posting it for us!
    Blessings~

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  19. This basket is beautiful...never put the pots in one..will give it a try. Yummy recipe too!

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  20. Great inspiration for the herbs in the basket and I can almost smell those peppers now. Yum. Have a wonderful day!
    hugs,
    Debra

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  21. What a lovely basket of herbs - I'm a new follower of you and really like your site! Have a great day!

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  22. That basket is just beautiful and so full of character. It looks so nice full of herbs.

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  23. Looks yummy! The basket is lovely and perfect for the herbs!

    Kacey

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  24. looks perfect, nothing better then fresh herbs to cook with!! the basket is darling and I think I need to drive to that antique market at some point!! :)

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  25. Your basket is a beauty especially filled with all those herbs. I love the smell of fresh basil too. Thanks for the recipe, it looks so yummy!

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  26. SMELLS GOOD!! LOOKS BEAUTIFUL!!WHERE WAS I WHEN YOU GOT THAT BASKET SISTER(:

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  27. Your beautiful basket and herbs are just the right touch of spring - I so look forward to potting a few herbs for my front porch!
    Blessings,
    Laurie

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  28. Mmmm sounds yummy! I need to get some herbs together. I love basil on just about everything. Cute basket!

    Michelle

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  29. Now, THAT looks good!!!

    Pretty basket o'herbs, too. :)

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  30. That basket is adorable and filled with herbs is a perfect way to use it!!

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  31. Lovely basket, I just want to put my nose in those herbs, mmmmm.
    Hugs Gerda

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  32. I think I might have to make some of that!

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  33. Lulu! You are gourmet! I want to come for dinner at your house. :) XXX C

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  34. The basket is beautiful. I love, love, love, fresh basil as well. I keep thinking I need to try to grow some, but I'm not very good with plants. I love to cook with it, though. The red pepper recipe looks so yummy.

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  35. Such a sweet basket and filled with fresh herbs just adds to the delight. I can't wait to plant my kitchen garden in just a few short weeks.

    Jo

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  36. I love fresh herbs in the kitchen and carry mine in a wood basket from outside to inside as I need them. You basket is beautiful.

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  37. That looks so good! Thanks for the recipe!

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  38. That basket with the herbs are so cool. Mika (www.mikascrap.typepad.com)

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  39. Oh my goodness that looks delicious!!!! And that herb basket is just perfect...thanks for sharing that super yummy recipe!

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  40. I also love to cook with fresh basil, Lulu!!! My fave are spaghetti with cherry tomato sauce and basil! Yummy!
    Have a great wek end!

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  41. Love love your herbs basket. It's so natural and pure. Looking great! The recipe seems just delicious...

    Have a great weekend, Lulu! xoxo Have fun cooking!

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  42. Oh it looks just delicious! And your herb basket is the absolute best!!! It's so charming!!!! You always have the most amazing touches in your home that make it so welcoming!
    xo,
    LuLu

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  43. The basket is GORGEOUS! I love their site...such beautiful things! The recipe looks delicious...can't wait to try it...thanks for sharing!

    Happy Friday!
    Cathy

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  44. Your little basket looks darling filled with herbs! I love fresh herbs too. My chives are up now. I have missed stepping off the back porch to snip some and add to scrambled eggs, potatoes, whatever. Have a great weekend!

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  45. You have such a beautiful blog! I just became a follower! I started blogging less than a month ago, andt I'm already loving it so much! I hope you'll stop by my blog and let me know what you think! :)

    www.theeclecticowl.blogspot.com

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  46. Love that basket and with all the herbs inside it's just gorgeous! Will you come and cook for me :) Have a wonderful weekend!
    XO
    Kristin

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  47. Ok...that is a GREAT Idea!! I love it! ANd I love herbs esp. when they can be displayed like that!! Well done!

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  48. you made herbs look so beautiful...not to mention yummy!!
    i could almost smell that sizzling on the pan!!

    mmmmm, mmmm!
    xoxo

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  49. i'm going to make an herb basket until i can plant mine outside :) thanks for the idea!

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  50. LOVE the salt and pepper shakers.

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  51. Hey, Lu. I did it. I love your photos. You are so talented! You should publish a coffee table book!

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  52. Gorgeous! Hey congrats on your mention in Romantic homes!

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