O.K.. I was making a dish for one of the organizations I belong to and the recipe called for basil. No problem I think but unfortunately the cold snap we recently had-melted my plants down. Time to start my indoor herb garden! So off to the store to buy some~~~~$5.49 for a small (very small) container.
Choose the ones you use most often in cooking-don’t waste time on the ones you will not use. My favorites are:
BASIL- many varieties. It is a member of the mint family and can be used in salads, soups, sandwiches. Great with tomato, mozzarella .(And did you know that storing in refrigerator will produce a black leaf)?
ROSEMARY-one of my favorites but it is a hardy outdoors plant.
OREGANO-a Mediterranean herb with a strong flavor-a necessary ingredient in my spicy-spaghetti sauce and home made pizzas
PARSLEY-of course- to add freshness to all dishes
CILANTRO-essential ingredient in Mexican and Asian dishes
If you can’t find plants in your local nurseries-try the grocery store (produce department).
Next time I will discuss containers and planting of the herbs
Rosemary in my garden