The Very Traditional Fine Herbs are Sweeter and more Delicate than Other Herbs
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Apple Mint, also known as "Wooly Mint" and "Pineapple Mint," resembles Spearmint, with the addition of a light layer of down on its stems and leaves, which makes it look fuzzy. Availability Apple Mint is available year round. Purchasing When buying fresh Apple...
Basil (Ocinum basilicum) is a green-leafed herb with a sweet licorice or clove-like taste. It is a staple of Mediterranean cooking and especially associated with Italian food—though it’s interesting to note that the Basil Pesto, usually thought of as Italian, was first created...
Caraway is Sweet and Tangy. Availability Caraway is available year round. Purchasing When buying fresh Caraway, the leaves should be dark green on top and a lighter green underneath with no yellow or brown spots. Dried Caraway Seeds will be more faded, and will be a yellow...
Sometimes known as "French Parsley," Chervil with its Anise-Like Taste is one of the Fines Herbes and Closely Associated with French Cuisine.
Native to Europe, Asia & North America, Chives (Allium schoenoprasum) are the most minute species of the onion family. The name “Chive” derives from the Latin word for “onion” and Chives have been cultivated in Europe since at least the Middle Ages, though...
In North America, “Cilantro” refers to the fresh, green leaves and stems of the coriander plant. Before we get into details about Cilantro, we thought we’d answer the burning question that’s implied by the preceding statement: Is Cilantro the same thing as...
Coriander is a Spice made from the seeds /fruit of the Coriander Plant, which is also called the “Cilantro” plant. Before we move on, we should discuss if Cilantro is the same thing as Coriander? The answer is 97% “Yes!” The two come from one and the same plant...
The word Dill, itself, is actually used to describe the smell. The Seed is more pungent than the Herb. The common parts that are used in foods are the leaf and the Seeds from the flowers. Season The best time to grow Dill is in the Winter. Planting Dill in the Winter, is a good...
Season Dried Dill Weed is available year round. Gluten Free Yes Low Fat Yes Low Calorie Yes
Availability Dried Marjoram is available all year round. Storage Store Dried Marjoram in a cool dark place. Portion Size Allow 1-2 t of Dried Marjoram per recipe. Pairings Asparagus, Cabbage, Carrots, Chickpeas, Corn, Eggplant, Fennel, Garlic, Ginger, Mushrooms, Onions, Olives,...
Availability Dried Parsley is available year round. Portion Size Allow 1-2 t of Dried Parsley per recipe. Pairings Hazelnuts, Pine Nuts, Walnuts, Basil, Bay Leaf, Chervil, Cinnamon, Dill, Lovage, Marjoram, Mint, Oregano, Pepper, Rosemary, Sage, Salt, Savory, Sorrel, Tarragon, Thyme,...
The Hardest to Grow and the Most Flavorful Tarragon.
Generally, the Type of Herbs Found in Provence.
Lemon Basil is a common herb found within Thai, Laotian, Indonesian and several Middle Eastern region cuisines. Lemon Basil recognizes its herbaceous culinary composition by displaying heady aromas and notes of citrus, specifically lemon and lime. The plant's narrow, round, light...
Marjoram is a familiar herb, often mistaken for its close relative, Oregano. Although both are members of the Mint family, they are distinctively different. In fact, marjoram has some Sage qualities. Its petite ovate leaves are thick and fuzzy and its flavor is delicate, almost Sage-like....
Native to Latin America, Mexican Tarragon has Less Potency than the French Tarragon.
Most Mints We Encounter in the Kitchen are Either Spearmint or Peppermint.
Availability Orange Mint is available year round. Purchasing When buying fresh Orange Mint, the leaves should be dark green with no yellow or brown spots. Dried Orange Mint leaves will be more faded, but should still retain a little green color. Storage Fresh Orange Mint will last...
Parsley is an Ancient Culinary Herb, often Associated with Mediterranean and Classic French Cooking.
Russian Tarragon, sometimes called Wild Tarragon is a member of the lettuce family and is closely related to anise, and like anise has a somewhat licorice-like taste. Russian Tarragon has lighter green leaves than French Tarragon with a more mild aroma. Dried Tarragon can be...
Savory–An herb that lives up to its name with bold, peppery flavor. Of the 30 savory varieties within the family Lamiaceae, Summer Savory and Winter Savory, which are related to other aromatic plants like Mint, Rosemary and Thyme, are the most popular and widely cultivated....
A Relative of Rosemary & Mint that is Complementary to Beans.
With its Anise-Like Flavor, Tarragon is Almost Synonymous with French Cooking.
Availability Water Mint is available year round. Purchasing When buying fresh Water Mint, the leaves should be dark green with no yellow or brown spots. Dried Water Mint leaves will be more faded, but should still retain a little green color. Storage Fresh Water Mint will last about...
Of the 30 savory varieties within the family Lamiaceae, Summer Savory and Winter Savory, which are related to other aromatic plants like Mint, Rosemary and Thyme, are the most popular and widely cultivated. Availability Winter Savory is available year round. Cultivation Winter...