Cooking with essential herbs Parsley, Rosemary, Thyme, Chives, Coriander, including recipes and ideas for healthy meals using herbs for home cooks.
This native of southern Russia, the Mediterranean, and western Africa is sweet, fragrant, versatile, and easy to grow. Join me for hints on how to cultivate and use dill in a variety of dishes.
If you've never used a bouquet garni, you're in for a treat. Rather than one herb, these are a collection of herbs. Here's an easy recipe on how you make it and use it.
Drying herbs with a convection oven or stove is easy and gives the most aromatic and flavourful oregano. In under 12 hours, oregano herbs from your garden are ready for your herb and spice cupboard!
Cilantro: Most of you love it; a few abhor it. I can't promise to change your mind, but it is used in so many cuisines, isn't it worth a look? Follow me as we explore the history and use of this herb.
If you think cilantro (coriander) tastes bad, then you are part of the 20% of the population that is genetically offended by the herb. These people have a variation of olfactory-receptor genes that allows them to detect aldehydes—a compound found in cilantro that is also a by-product of soap.
This is a quick, step-by-step guide for harvesting and storing basil, oregano, cilantro, mint, parsley, rosemary, thyme, sage, and chives with pictures.
Abundant in France, tarragon has been deemed the "king of herbs." Although its robust anise taste is best used sparingly, you will love the flavor it imparts to salads, chicken, and mild fish dishes.
Native to Greece but hardy in much of the world, oregano is bold and pungent, but also delightfully floral. Let me show you how to grow and use this lush green herb.
This post discusses how to substitute dried rosemary for fresh, with great tips on how to dry rosemary.
Learn what separate coriander from cilantro. Also a few unexpected applications for the coriander plant. When was it first found, and where is it from. Even a quick and simple spicy Harissa recipe as a bonus!
Native of Italy, fennel has it all—this cousin of carrots and parsley is crisp, sweet, fragrant, nutritious and easy to prepare. I will share soup, salad and main dish recipes you are sure to enjoy.
Candied mint is easy to make and use—as a festive garnish for desserts or a sparkly addition to floral decorations and holiday gifts.
If you want to preserve basil from your garden, one of the easiest ways is to freeze it. That way, even when winter draws in, you'll still be enjoying the benefits of a summer harvest.