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  • Two Medium Basil Plants

    How to Grow Basil in a Home Garden: An Illustrated Guide

    Basil is a delicious herb that I enjoy putting on pizza or cooking into a pesto sauce. The herb is low in saturated fat and very low in cholesterol and sodium and provides protein, vitamin E, riboflavin, niacin, dietary fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin B6, folate, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, […] More

  • Baked Basil Pizza with Zucchini

    Sneaking in the Vegetables: Basil Pizza with Zucchini

    Although my family generally likes vegetables, I am always looking for create ways in which to sneak more veggies into our meals. At the end of the summer while making a homemade pizza with basil picked fresh from my garden, I realized that I still had part of a zucchini in my refrigerator. Not wanting […] More

  • Prenatal Vitamins

    Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Risk Categories: Herbs, Minerals, and Vitamins

    From Acorus Calamus to Zinc Salts, learn about the safety of the most common herbs, minerals, and vitamins during pregnancy and breastfeeding with the following general overview of herbs, minerals, and vitamins. Herb/Mineral/Vitamin Pregnancy Risk Category Breastfeeding Risk Category Acorus Calamus (Sweet Flag Root) Possibly Hazardous L4 Aloe Vera Possibly Hazardous L3 Ascorbic Acid (Ascorbicap, Cecon, […] More

  • Homemade Tomato and Fresh Basil Pizza

    Homemade Tomato and Fresh Basil Pizza: Wordless Wednesday

    Image Credits Basil in Container Garden © 2012 Heather Johnson Fresh Basil © 2012 Heather Johnson Jiffy Pizza Crust © 2012 Heather Johnson Shredding the Mozzarella Cheese © 2012 Heather Johnson Chopping the Cherry Tomatoes © 2012 Heather Johnson Cooking the Pizza Crust © 2012 Heather Johnson Layering the Basil © 2012 Heather Johnson Adding […] More