Happy Herbs In The Eco-Garden
As-salam`alaykum, peace be witchu eco dudes! Ackh vee, it's freezing here in England and winter, yes WINTER is here. No, not autumn, ...
As-salam`alaykum, peace be witchu eco dudes!
Ackh vee, it's freezing here in England and winter, yes WINTER is here. No, not autumn, summer said goodbye and the rains and fog and wind and snow are on their way. Yaayyy (!)
Alhamdulillah, before the cold all set in, I snuck outside to create space for a herb garden. Large containers and small pots on the windowsill are also fine for a few home grown plants. This is fantastic for home cooking so you should grow your own - anywhere!
What Are Herbs?
Herbs are any leafy green product of plants that are mainly used to season, garnish or flavour dishes. They really are the simplest thing to grow and make for beautiful fragrant food.
I'm growing coriander, dill, mint, thyme, rosemary, sage, oregano, basil, parsley and, although more of a medicinal herb - lavender too. Pots of parsley, mint, thyme and basil are already in the kitchen as I use these the most in home cooking. You could always just buy a ready grown pot from markets but growing from seed is more interesting, especially for little people.
Herbs in cooking
You add whole leaves of herbs such as basil straight into your cooking and remove them after or finely chop them up (thyme and dill) and add towards the end. Mint and parsley work great for sauces and compliment meat dishes, while I find whole coriander leaves and dill can be eaten fresh and whole in salads.
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