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Put a Bounty of Basil to Good Use With These Three Recipes

July 30, 2014 4:04 pm

Is your windowsill herb garden threatening to take over the whole room? Do you have an abundance of basil just waiting to be muddled, chopped or shredded? It can be difficult to incorporate basil into more than just your standard recipes, but these inspiring dishes will help.

Basil Oil [Food Network]
Infuse all of your dinners with the sweet taste of basil when you cook with this simple, flavorful basil oil recipe. Simply add a handful of basil leaves to one cup of olive oil, then puree in a blender until the whole mixture is smooth. Simmer in a saucepan for three minutes, strain, and store the finished product in an air-tight container for up to one week’s worth of basil-flavored meals.

Lemon Basil Pasta Salad [Food Network]
Lemon and basil go together like peanut butter and jelly, and this recipe further proves that. Lemon juice, olive oil, and fresh basil create a perfect marinade for a summer pasta salad filled with plum tomatoes and farfalle noodles.

Lemon Basil Custard Pie with Red Berries [Martha Stewart]
If you’ve never tried basil in a dessert before, you’re in for a real treat with this tangy pie. The inside is made up of a basil-infused custard, a buttery crust lines the edges and fresh berries add a burst of fruity flavor on top.

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Happy National Lasagna Day!!!

July 29, 2014 4:52 pm

Did you know today is National Lasagna Day?

It is one of the most popular made pasta dishes with many different layers and ingredients. It can be made with everything from hamburger meat to shrimp to just vegetables.

What is your favorite lasagna recipe?

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Olivio’s Grille and Pizzeria: Oven Fresh

July 23, 2014 4:33 pm

Olivio's Grille and Pizzeria is a dependable neighborhood pizza joint that doesn’t do anything too far outside the box, just delivers piping hot pies expertly topped at a reasonable price. Olivio’s makes everything fresh from scratch, with fresh dough mixed and tossed each morning and topped with a house special sauce that walks the line between sweet and savory.

All of their vegetable ingredients are fresh, and their oven is at the right temperature to bring the crust to just the ideal level of chewiness. Some of the local favorites include the Mediterranean veggie pizza, which incorporates a tangy pesto sauce and the aforementioned excellent fresh vegetables, as well as the Olivio’s Special, which is a meat lover’s dream. Olivio's Grille also serves pasta dishes and calzones which are equally well-regarded.

Olivio's Grille and Pizzeria
752 Washington Street
Stoughton, MA 02072
(781) 344-3366

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