Saturday, June 30, 2012

Eat Your Herbs

 I love herbs. Every garden needs herbs and having these fresh flavors for cooking can't be matched by the store bought dried version. The scent of freshly cut herbs inspires me to get in the kitchen and cook. In the morning I put them in scrambled eggs, for lunch in a chicken salad or ham sandwich, and for dinner a fragrant rub on a roast. For the most part they are easy to grow and for me, there are a minimum eight perinneals that are super versatile for cooking and easily grow.

My favorites are: thyme, parsley, oregano, sage, tarragon, mint, bay and rosemary.

All of these plants can be put in the ground or a pot, will grow abundantly spring thru the first frost and can be harvested in small amounts during the winter. Mulch during the cold season and enjoy your herbs for years to come.

Delicious herbs from my garden.

The edible flowers that bloom in the spring and summer are lovely additions to salads, soups, main dishes and desserts! Not to mention a beautiful bouquet for a window.