Are you new to growing herbs?
If so, you can start out by having a few common herbs with very little effort.
You can plant them in your garden or yard, or keep some in pots on your deck. Many herbs are hardy enough to survive our cold winters and they will grow again in the spring.
You can plant tender herbs each spring and they will grow throughout the summer and into the fall. You will be able to use them in your cooking. From making teas and iced teas, to pasta, salsas, soups, stews, stuffings and rice dishes. I’ve made many salad dressings and marinates, used herbs in compound butters, desserts, mint mojitos, simple syrups, and jams, and so so much more.
Garnish butters, also known as compound butters can be creative and fun to play with. Have a look at my photos to get an idea how to make them.
Add your favourite herbs and spices to softened butter. Place on waxed paper and roll it into a log. Place in fridge overnight.
When you go to use it, slice thin slices off of the firm butter and place on food. Here I’ve used in on steaks and biscuits. Great on pasta and seafood too.
It freezes well, and can be kept in fridge for 5-6 days, or the life of the herbs used.
Herb examples - parsley and chive, sage, lemon verbena and lemon thyme, tarragon, garlic chives, mint, and basil just to name a few. You can add other ingredients to add additional flavor, like cheeses, Parmesan, lobster, brandy or cognac for example.
If you have questions on how to go about starting an herb garden or would like to place an order for a few herbs we can be reached by email at the top of our Inner Oaks FB page to set a time that works with your schedule to drop out.
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