espresso rubbed steak with horseradish cream

Espresso rubbed steak is of our favorite summer recipes! Prep a day ahead, chill overnight and you have a quick, simple and colorful lunch or dinner the next afternoon. It’s perfect in an artisan roll or tossed with tomatoes and wrapped snugly in a tortilla. Pair with an ice-cold brew and enjoy! Are you ready for our recipes in printed, glossy color? Subscribe and receive 12 issues … Continue reading espresso rubbed steak with horseradish cream

blackberry and green tea popsicles

“Life was just a tire swing. ‘Jambalaya’ was the only song I could sing. Blackberry pickin’, eatin’ fried chicken, And I never knew a thing about pain. Life was just a tire swing.” ~ Jimmy Buffett The plump, juicy blackberry and a hot summer day are perfect companions. After spending the day elbow deep in stickers to fill buckets, cold delicious popsicles made with the … Continue reading blackberry and green tea popsicles

grab and go cherry hand pies

Summertime means outdoor adventures and outdoor adventures mean quick and go snack ideas. What could be more perfect than a delicious hand pie? Any berry will do, choose your favorite and enjoy! Note: You can make the dough the day before, wrap and keep chilled. Enter to win gorgeous embossed rolling pin by Embossed Co. We are taking subscriptions! Our printed September issue mails August 10th.The … Continue reading grab and go cherry hand pies

angel food strawberry shortcake

Warm weather is for celebrating the summer berry and all its companions. The best part of summer is picking fresh berries and using them in culinary creations or simply eating them fresh off the vine. While strawberries are readily available at your local grocer, picking them up at a farmers market or simply picking them yourself, supports the local farm and farmer. Note: Angel Food … Continue reading angel food strawberry shortcake

try our new favorite summer whiskey cocktail, high west’s “the horse’s neck”.

Simple and delicious this whiskey cocktail is perfect for summer sipping on the front porch while you watch the world go by. We are taking subscriptions! Our printed September issue mails August 10th.The introductory price $22.99 includes 12 monthly issues and if you subscribe by July 10th, we will include our Holiday Cheer Guide to Entertaining, mailing mid October. Subscribe here. We look forward to … Continue reading try our new favorite summer whiskey cocktail, high west’s “the horse’s neck”.

chef adrianne calvo’s “grilled” cajun shrimp boil + lemon aioli

Miami Chef Adrianne Calvo gives a Cajun classic, a global makeover! Miami based Chef Adrianne Calvo, author of Maximum Flavor Social, shares a recipe inspired by a recent culinary discovery, just in time for grilling season. In a recent visit to the South, Calvo enjoyed her first crawfish boil, a Louisiana staple bursting with spicy flavors. A classic crawfish boil has crawfish, red potatoes, corn, … Continue reading chef adrianne calvo’s “grilled” cajun shrimp boil + lemon aioli

enter to win a gorgeous embossed rolling pin from embossed co

We have a winner! Ann Campbell! Basil & Salt has partnered with Embossed Co for a giveaway! Embossed Co creates heirloom quality embossed rolling pins and we are in love with look and feel of these high-grade solid beech wood beauties. They are food-safe and will arrive in time to add a touch of elegance to your holiday baking.  In addition to the giveaway, we … Continue reading enter to win a gorgeous embossed rolling pin from embossed co

Santa Margherita Floral Winesicles

If you’re looking for a dazzling dessert to wow friends and family this weekend, we have you covered. With their powerful and unique flavors, textures and colors, edible flowers have gained popularity as a creative and innovative ingredient for the culinary world ~Wikipedia This recipe is perfect for your any outdoor party or even packed in a cooler for a day at the beach. A great go-to … Continue reading Santa Margherita Floral Winesicles

Friday’s Pair & Pour: Sauvignon Blanc with Roasted Grapes, Goat Cheese, Walnuts & Honey

Crisp, green and herby, sauvignon blanc is the perfect companion for early summer dishes. Summer may be on the horizon but here in the pacific northwest we still have a bit of damp weather and chilly temps. In other words, a typical June. This means a lot of our entertaining is still indoors, at least until the rain gives way to July sunshine. We enjoy … Continue reading Friday’s Pair & Pour: Sauvignon Blanc with Roasted Grapes, Goat Cheese, Walnuts & Honey