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
This is my herb garden.