If you enjoy cooking, and like to use herbs to enhance the flavor

of your meals, then there is nothing better than using fresh herbs.

 

Great food can be very simple to prepare, but with the use a few

fresh herbs, your meal can become a masterpiece.

 

Once you've begun to use fresh herbs, you'll never want to go

back to using dried herbs again.

 

Of course purchasing fresh herbs from your supermaket can be

quite expensive, and requires planning ahead.  Often you end up

with more herbs than you need to use, and certain fresh herbs

don't keep well for long periods of time.

 

The alternative is to have your own "Herb Garden".

 

You may grow your herbs in an area in your yard, in pots on your

patio, or even on your kitchen window sill. 

 

Just keep in mind that herbs like a warm climate and plenty of

sunshine; approximately 4 hours daily.

 

Why not give it a try?  There's very little work or time involved.

You'll always enjoy having fresh herbs right at your fingertips.

 

 

 

Below is a list of the herbs that are most often used.

 

BASIL

 

Pasta, salads, tomatoes and tomato based dishes.

CHIVES

 

Salads, soups, stews, dips, potatoes and tomatoes.

CILANTRO

 

Salsa and tomato based dishes.

 

DILL

 

Salads, soups, carrots, fish and potatoes.

 

MINT

 

Carrots, fruit salads, peas and tea.

OREGANO

 

Peppers, pasta and tomato based dishes.

PARSLEY

 

Soups, stews, sauces and as a garnish.

ROSEMARY

 

Chicken, stews and meats.

SAGE

 

Sausage, soups, stuffing and stews.

 

SPEARMINT

 

Desserts, sauces, jellies, tea and garnishes.

TARRAGON

 

Chicken, eggs and fish.

THYME

 

Eggs, poultry, potatoes and tomatoes.


 

 

 

             

 

    

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