Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Let me explain...I'm a member of the RYZE network and inside that network is another called WIN..(women in networking) I have a wonderful Italian friend there who is a third generation baker .
We have purchased many of her goodies and bar none, they can't be beat. This business is in California and I'm in Tennessee....so imagin my surprise and delight when she informs me that her cousin has opened a cafe just outside of Nashville, which is about one hour north of us.
Well, without wasting any time we set out to find it, which we did, and give it a try, which we did.
Could not have been more pleased...a hot panini with fresh "basil" along with a good Italian soup, topped off with a delicious hot coffee and fresh made Gelato.(Italian Ice-Cream) made with whole milk instead of cream, which leaves it with about 3 to 7% fat content instead of the 30 in regular ice cream.
Peace On Earth is what I felt after our dining experience with the Hovis family at
Now, a little more about "basil"......the herbalist John Parkinson in 1629 said of it, " The ordinary Basil is in a manner wholly spent to make sweete or washing waters among other sweete herbs...and also "the smell thereof is so excellent that it is fit for a king's house."
How much more could I add to that....except if you have never tried basil on a sandwich instead of or as an addition to lettuce...then you must!
Basil is plentiful at Sage Hill Farms in the summer gardens and in the winter, you can find the dried version at our website store. Dried is awesome in soups, stews, beans, and in many other vegetables.
Need help in ways to use herbs for their best benefits.....just ask.
Happy Holidays and be safe!