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Cinnamon Basil

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…

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.)


<p> Cinnamon Basil has reddish stems, purple flowers, and small- to medium-sized dark green leaves. The plants can grow as much as 3 feet tall and 3 feet wide. The leaves have a cinnamon-like taste and odor. Cinnamon Basil is good for uses other than cooking, too.</p>


Chocolate Basil Crinkles | you can chose a different flavoring for the cookies - mint, coffee, orange zest, cinnamon/cayenne


Backyard Patch Herbal Blog: Herb of the Week - Cinnamon Basil | Some gardeners plant this close to their tomato plants to discourage bugs from damaging the tomato plants. It repels mosquitoes and white flies. Good recipes can be found on this site too. Read more @

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.


Basil Walnut Pesto, I've made before, I prefer it to the regular kind seeing my distaste for pine nuts :) I feel as if the walnuts add a buttery/creamier quality to the pesto