Hello again, to all my"SUNSHINE" friends, I hope you all got your herb gardens going ! I am having so much fun with mine and thought I would share a few ideas that I enjoy doing.
When serving corn on the cob, I use stems of my ROSEMARY dipped in small bowls of melted butter to brush on the corn. Really tasty !
As I prepare pork chops or a pork roast, I always lay a few sprigs of SAGE on top and sprinkle a tiny bit of brown sugar on the meat. Yum !
My CHIVES are doing SO well so I cut a bunch, rinse and pat dry and then chop them and spread on a cookie sheet lined with plastic wrap and put in the freezer. When frozen, I just store them in a plastic bag or container and they are so handy for a baked potato, or to sprinkle on cooked veggies or a salad. (GARLIC CHIVES are EXTRA good)
I always freeze a bunch of MINT leaves in ice cube trays (one per cube) and they look so pretty in a glass of lemonade. If I want to be fancy I have even added a cherry ! WOW
I have one big plant of CHOCOLATE MINT and ,boy, is it nice to top a piece of chocolate cake and whipped cream with a sprig of this mint. The other night I had a wonderful dessert by layering a leftover crumbled brownie with whipped cream and fresh raspberries in a parfait glass and topping with a choc. mint leaf. I felt like a queen :)
The TARRAGON is perfect right now so I stuff a quart jar full and cover with cider vinegar that I heat just to warm it. Put a lid on and let it sit in the sunny window for a week or so. It is so good splashed on some grilled meat. Roy liked it splashed on a salad with a little olive oil and salt and pepper. It is also terrific in your bbq sauces. Try it ! (After the week, strain and store in a pretty bottle)
I`m picking ARUGULA and SWISS CHARD like crazy. Since I have Macular Degeneration I eat a lot of greens. I love swiss chard, steamed with a little butter,s&p and a few drops of vinegar.. The other morning when I was making my breakfast drink I threw in a handful of greens and I couldn`t even taste them but I added to my diet !
Well, I was about to talk about my BASIL but that will have to wait for another day. I`m hungry :)
I love you all and hope you are well and happy ! ......Smile Always, Bev