There is no doubt that herbs add that extra something to any dish, whether used as a garnish or main ingredient, they bring that added flavor to your meal and luckily enough, it comes in quite a range.
Fresh herbs are best, and though sold in most grocery stores, they won’t stay fresh long. How about you plant a few staples? Not only will they come in handy in your kitchen, but most are fragrant and grow beautifully enough to include in your decor.
Choose potted herbs for your window sill, hydroponics around your home or growing them in your garden, it’s a simple process that is very cost effective. Not to mention the satisfaction you’ll get from watching them grow.
Some of the easier varieties we’ve grown in our kitchen, away from the evil-herb-preying cat, are several types of Basil (pictured) which grow insanely fast and in abundance, Dill, Parsley, Chives and Cilantro, are others we like to keep at hand and you can easily find a reasonable starter kit to get you growing. You can also grow Mint, Thyme, Oregano, Savory, Sorell, Rosemary, Sage, even Lemon Grass. It’s truly that gift that keeps on giving and giving and giving.
We’ll write more about several herb varieties, their uses, how to store them and grow them; which really is’t quantum physics but essentially a trial and error based on many factors.
Stay tuned and have a Happy Friday!!