Monday, July 27, 2009

How To Use Fresh Herbs

Posted by The Delightful Gourmet at 11:45 AM
According to Cooking Light Magazine, there are 10 herbs every cook should have in their kitchen. I have always been afraid of using anything that didn't come with a Lawry's label. After reading their suggestions, I may give these fresh herbs a try. If you plan to grow your own, place them in decorative pots and add them to your patio decor. Get the kids involved with planting and picking your fresh herbs for your favorite summer dishes.

  • Basil
  • Chives
  • Cilantro
  • Dill
  • Oregano
  • Parsley
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Tarragon
  • Thyme

I love cilantro in eggs and Mexican dishes. Last summer, I grew it on my patio and loved the fresh taste this herb added to my cooking. It was also fun to let the kids go cut off the stems for their meal. Sage is pleasantly bitter and works well on pork, chicken, stews and stuffing. Go to Cooking Light.com and view some great recipes that use these wonderful herbs. There are even tips on how to grow your own.

Photo (Cookinglight.com)

1 comments on "How To Use Fresh Herbs"

Jenny B. said...

Sounds like a good way to teach kids responsibility. Have them care for the herb garden and reap the rewards.

 

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