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Old 05-18-2017, 10:40 AM
Johnny L.A. Johnny L.A. is offline
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Tuesday I went to Trader Joe's and bought two basil plants. They're at least 12 inches tall, and only cost $3.29 (or maybe it was $3.49). The Market sells little 6" x 4" x " plastic boxes of fresh basil for $3.29, so the TJ's plants are a deal.

So what do you do with basil? Caprese salads!

Standard Caprese salad

How to Not F#&k Up a Caprese Salad

The former recipe shows how I normally make Caprese salad: Everything nicely arranged on the plate. The latter doesn't look so 'formal'. I'm making Caprese salad sometime between tonight and the end of the weekend, and I think I'll use the 'How to Not...' arrangement.