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Did you know that gardeners plant cinnamon basil close to their tomato plants in the garden to discourage bugs from damaging the tomato plants? It’s true that cinnamon basil, when planted near tomatoes, not only enhances the flavor of the tomato but also repels mosquitos and white flies. It also will enhance the growth of asparagus and roses while protecting these plants from some insects. What else can it do? Rub its leaves on your skin or grow it in containers on your patio to help repel…


Mango, Cinnamon & Basil Smoothie - 1 whole mango or 1 cup frozen 2 cups (or more) almond milk or coconut milk 2 tablespoons old fashioned oats 1tbsp honey (if almond milk is unsweetened) 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder fresh basil leaves (about 2 - 4 medium)

from One Green Planet

Uncovering the Mysteries of Medicinal Herbs

10 herbs that heal >>

from Produce On Parade

Strawberry Basil Jam or Sauce

Strawberry Basil Jam or Sauce | Produce On Parade - If you’re try to impress someone or just up your jam game, this is the one for you. It’s a delicious, no-canning necessary strawberry jam infused with fresh basil, vanilla and cinnamon. I couldn't stop licking the spoon.

from eHow

The Correct Way to Pick Basil Leaves

The Correct Way to Pick Basil Leaves (Holly, please remember to read this after planting basil in the garden next spring.)

from Martha Stewart

Lillet-Basil Cocktail

have a feeling this will be my summer drink of choice! lillet basil cocktail, perhaps with a little splash of blueberry nectar?