Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Lemon Basil Mayonnaise.

There is nothing quite like the bright, fragrant smell of basil.  Combine it with the freshness of lemon and you've got yourself an amazing condiment.

Lemon Basil Mayonnaise

2 cups mayonnaise
2 cups (packed) fresh basil leaves
Zest and juice of 2 lemons
1 tsp kosher salt
1-2 tsp. dried minced garlic
1/2-1tsp. freshly ground black pepper

Combine all the ingredients in a food processor and twist that goodness up for about 40 seconds.  Store in a covered jar in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Dip the following with reckless abandon: Fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, blanched broccoli and cauliflower.  Slather on all the grilled things!  Try: asparagus, zucchini, red peppers, sweet corn, sweet potatoes, chicken, swordfish, bluefish, clams, salmon, pork tenderloin.   Smear it on a nice fresh baguette and grill that baby up! Add a dollop to your favorite potato or pasta salad, use as a sandwich spread, or add a glob into homemade marinara.  This stuff is so bright, fresh and rich it makes everything better!


Denise O'Reilly, owner of The BURNT Shop in Glastonbury, Ct. is creating usable art in the form of hand etched glass culinary bottles and woodburned housewares. She believes wholeheartedly that everything we use on a daily basis should be just as beautiful as it is functional. She sources the highest quality glass and wood pieces and adds her unique freehand designs using centuries old techniques. These pieces are transformed into heirloom quality works of art which she hopes will be passed down in families to future generations. She has a passion for all things green, reusing and repurposing 100% of incoming packaging. She encourages customers to bring her their existing pieces for her added touch...thus reducing that urge to purchase more "stuff" but rather making your own treasured items that much more special. 

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