I was wondering if there were any foodies out there who grow their own culinary herbs? I have tried many times and am giving it another shot this summer, trying to connect to my witchy ways again. I tried to grow them inside where I would see them and remember to use them but bugs started showing up so out they went!
I have basil, rosemary, oregano and thyme growing on my back porch. I have used the basil once so far, to stuff my cream cheese chicken with, my husband’s favorite dinner. I have a soft spot for dried herbs as well but understand that fresh herbs are now “in,” perhaps because they are more readily available.
Do you have a preference? Fresh or dried? Do you grow your own cooking herbs?
Genie Sea says
Though I don’t grow my herbs. I have not really gotten in touch with my green thumb, I much prefer fresh to dried. But I will use dried if all else fails. I love my herbs 🙂
Jamie Ridler says
I enjoy having fresh herbs in the garden but I always forget to actually use them in my cooking! Still, I get a lot of pleasure out of them simply by rubbing a little bit between my fingers and enjoying the scent.
Bohemian Single Mom says
woo-hoo! I am growing my own this year in my backyard!!!
Love fresh herbs…..you can use more, and they look so pretty!
Went shopping for a few plants just yesterday and my husband requested some herbs for our kitchen window sill. But, the only thing we could find were basil seeds and chives. We took the basil but he doesn’t use chive much in our cooking. I guess we were a bit late in the season to find a good selection. For now we’ll see if we can’t get some basil to grow from seed.
Ive always wanted to have a kitchen herb garden. On the list of things I like to do.
I tried to grow herbs once when I got this cool kit for my birthday. I grew them and had no clue what to do with them! (This was a few years ago before I really got into cooking stuff.) So they ended up just gooing bad and getting tossed.
Julie ZS says
Herb gardening is how I really started gardening. I’m in a really different climate than you though, so I can grow basil, parsley, rosemary, etc. really easily. It feels silly not to, and to pay the big money for fresh herbs at the store. If you’re interested in good recipes using fresh herbs see if you can find the Herb Companion magazine, maybe at your library? http://www.herbcompanion.com/
I grow them. Basil,sage(new this year),oregano, mint, rosemary, parsley, chives, borage. I toss the fresh herbs into salads. Use them in sandwiches(egg salad and tuna), spaghetti sauce, soup. I use the mint in orange juice and fruit juices.
Borage is lovely, it has the most beautiful pale blue flowers you can also use in salads (a mild cucumber taste). Nasturtiums are also good to eat too, easy to grow and pretty!
I love the idea of using fresh herbs. Sometimes I go outside and crush a bit between my fingers just to smell them:)
Hope you enjoy your herb growing adventure