Cooking with essential herbs Parsley, Rosemary, Thyme, Chives, Coriander, including recipes and ideas for healthy meals using herbs for home cooks.
This post discusses how to substitute dried rosemary for fresh, with great tips on how to dry rosemary.
Candied mint is easy to make and use—as a festive garnish for desserts or a sparkly addition to floral decorations and holiday gifts.
Roasting garlic takes only a few steps, but the results are stunning. Garlic becomes sweet, subtle, and nutty. Using it really elevates your dishes to restaurant quality. Check out how easy it is!
This article will give you the information you need for making your own dried parsley at home. Homemade items are always better, healthier, and cheaper than the grocery store. With a simple dehydrator, you can do so much for your family and their diet, including drying your own herbs.
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.
Basil is a simple plant with a complicated life story. Let me tell you about the history of this fragrant deer-proof herb, and I'll share some recipes with you along the way.
This is a quick, step-by-step guide for harvesting and storing basil, oregano, cilantro, mint, parsley, rosemary, thyme, sage, and chives with pictures.
Thyme has been a symbol of courage since ancient history, carried into battle by Roman soldiers. It was also used to heal people touched by the Black Plague. Included in this article is a recipe for a tasty side dish of mushrooms sauteed with butter, thyme, and lemon juice.
Drying herbs with a convection oven or stove is easy and gives the most aromatic and flavourful oregano. In under 12 hours, the herbs from your garden will be ready for your cupboard so you can use them year-round!
Learn what separates coriander from cilantro. Also included are a few unexpected applications of the coriander plant. Learn when was it first found and where is it from, and enjoy a quick and simple spicy harissa recipe as a bonus!
Mint spreads out and graces our gardens all summer long. From mint juleps to garnishing iced sun tea and salads, mint helps us celebrate these longer days and sultry nights by adding a cooling touch to all the foods and drinks we set out on our tables.
Cilantro: Most love it; some abhor it. I can't promise to change your mind, but it is used in so many cuisines that I think it's worth a closer look. Join me as we explore the history and use of this herb.
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.
Using parsley as a simple garnish can add a lot to your plate as an eye-pleasing detail and a nutritional perk.
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.
Yerba mate, a South American herb related to the holly whose leaves are drunk much like tea elsewhere, has a taste that is different from tea, even green tea.
Making delicious, refreshing candied rosemary is easy with this old-fashioned recipe. Use candied rosemary in mixed drinks, as a garnish for desserts, or have it with a hot cup of tea. Rosemary is easy to grow, especially in pots.
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.
Follow my step-by-step procedure on how to make crispy fried garlic bits. These flavorful bits enhance the aroma and the texture of many kind of dishes.
Learn how to make herbes de Provence and how to use this traditional French herb blend to enhance your favorite dishes. I have included a recipe for fresh tomato soup.
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 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.
Any food prepared with rosemary is a comfort food. It has a distinct flavor with a calming essence. Find out more about the history and nutritional value of this herb, and try the recipe at the end.