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Tuesday, June 11, 2013


Get to know your Basil, Rosemary, Flat Parsley, Curly Parsley and Cilantro.  I decided to plant an herb box because I love cooking with fresh herbs.  I went out to my local home depot and purchased a medium size barrel planter big enough for my herbs.

Basil is commonly used fresh in cooked recipes usually at the last minute to maintain flavor.  Basil is one of the main ingredients in Pesto.

Rosemary can be used fresh or dried. It has a strong flavor so a little bit goes a long way.  Use sprigs for roasting, grilling or barbecuing meats.

Flat Leaf Parsley  (Italian) with flat leaves.  In general, flat-leaf parsley has a more robust flavor, while the Curly Leaf Parsley variety is associated with decoration.  Parsley is one of the main in ingredients in Chimichurri a South American condiment like pesto, that is made with parsley, garlic, oil and vinegar, which is terrific with steak.

Cilantro (coriander) leaves has been used in preparation of many popular dishes in Asian and east European cuisine since ancient times. When added in combination with other household herbs and spices, it enhances flavor and taste of vegetable, chicken, fish and meat dishes.

This is my herb garden.

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