Rosemary Infused Oil

I found this recipe in Lora Brady’s Slow Cooker Cooking cookbook and it’s a great way to use the rosemary or basil that you have growing in your garden this summer. You can use it to flavor pasta, vegetables or great for dipping with good Italian bread. Yield: 1 cup INGREDIENTS 1 cup mild olive […]

Fresh Herbs – Parsley

Flat Leaf or Italian Variety Parsley is a fresh-flavored herb with a slightly peppery taste. It is commonly used as a flavoring or garnish. There are a number of varieties of this herb, but the most common varieties are curly-leaf and the more strongly flavored Italian or flat-leaf parsley. Both varieties can be found in […]

Fresh Herbs – Rosemary

Rosemary is native to the Mediterranean where it grows wild, but it is now cultivated throughout Europe and the United States. Rosemary is a member of the mint family with silver green, needle-shaped leaves. It is highly aromatic, with flavor that hints of lemon and pine. Rosemary can be used to season a variety of […]

Fresh Herbs – Chives

Chives belong to the same family as onions, leeks and garlic. They grow in clumps from an underground bulb. Chive leaves are round and hollow and produce large round purple or pink flower heads in June or July. Chives have a mild onion flavor, similar to a green onion. Growing chives is easy. They thrive […]

Fresh Herbs – Mint

There are over 30 varieties of mint with the two most popular being peppermint and spearmint. Peppermint has bright green leaves, purple-tinged stems, a peppery taste and a more pungent aroma than spearmint. In contrast, spearmint leaves are gray-green or true green and have a milder flavor and fragrance. Mint grows wild throughout the world […]

Fresh Herbs – Thyme

There are several varieties of this mint-family herb. Garden thyme, the most common variety, is a bush plant with gray-green leaves. It has a pungent, minty, light-lemon aroma. Sub-varieties include French thyme, English and Lemon thyme, which has a pronounced lemon aroma. Thyme can be found fresh in the supermarkets or dried in a powder […]

Fresh Herbs – Basil

  Basil is an annual plant that is a member of the mint family. It was referred to by ancient Greeks as the “royal herb”. Fresh basil has a pungent flavor that can be described as a cross between licorice and cloves. Basil is used frequently in Mediterranean and Italian cooking. However, it is becoming […]