I love growing herbs! I really do feel like the difference between good food and great food is using the proper herbs in recipes. I also feel strongly that some herbs pair well with specific foods. I love dill on fish and in salads. Sometimes I just throw little pieces of dill directly into my salads. You don’t need a lot, a little dill goes a long way. Try it next time you are making a salad toss a little fresh dill into the bowl. Let me know what you think. Please comment on my recipe post or on Facebook or Google+.
Believe it or not, this thyme was a little tiny plant that I purchased at the grocery store, within a few years it took over the entire pot, now I grow all my herbs in pots. It is a great way to keep them contained so they don’t take over the garden. I had to learn this the hard way with lemon balm and mint taking over my garden boxes. I am still find mint sprouting up every now and then. Growing your own herbs is so easy and the cost is very inexpensive compared to purchasing a small handful at the grocery store for nearly $3, you can purchase an entire plant for that much and have an unlimited supply on hand for 6 to 9 months out of the year. How do you like that!? Not a bad idea . . . share you stories on gardening with me. Follow me on Facebook for my latest posts. Happy Gardening!
My daughter loves to help in the kitchen. We have a great time cooking together. I like to encourage children to cook at a young age, I started cooking at the age of 10, all the practice is what has allowed me to be creative and discover my passion for creating great recipes. Having your children share in the cooking experience will help prepare them for life and it allows for family bonding. I highly recommend it.
Sage is one of my favorite herbs. I add it to lots of stews, soups, and meat dishes. I love the texture of the leafs and the aroma it adds to my dishes. In the fall I cut all my herbs and dry them on cookie sheets. I package them in baggies and use them all winter long.
Lemon thyme in my herb garden. Fresh herbs add such a depth of flavor to food. I grow nearly 30 different types of herbs in my garden. I grow three different types of Thyme. Thyme is one of my favorite herbs to add to soups. It really enhances the flavor of soups and stews.