Weekend Life * Garden

Welcome to my Saturday ! Let’s go out and look at my Garden :

While it’s still early I like to water and pick any fresh herbs I need for the day’s cooking. And bring them inside and take care of them.

fresh herbs like to have a bit of water on them at all times. When you come home from the grocery store (or after picking them from you garden), wet a paper towel and wrap up the stems in a little bundle. Toss that in a plastic bag or container with a couple of holes in it to allow the herbs to breathe. If you do this, your herbs will last much longer.

Need some cooking idea’s :

From the garden to the table, cooking teacher and best-selling cookbook author Lynn Alley shows cooks and gardeners how to make the most of ten popular fresh herbs–including mint, dill, rosemary, thyme, parsley, tarragon, sage, basil, cilantro, and oregano–in this giftable, merchandisable, full-color cookbook.

In the fresh, vibrant pages of Cooking with Herbs, cooking teacher and best-selling cookbook author Lynn Alley offers fifty delicious recipes for cooking with ten of the most popular culinary herbs, as well as tips for growing your own fresh herbs at home.

In profiles on mintdillrosemarythymeparsleytarragon, and sage, as well as basilcilantro, and oregano, seasoned chef Lynn Alley proves that cooking with fresh herbs is an easy way to add flavor without a lot of fuss—or a lot of fat—and that it’s so easy anyone can do it. Best of all, you don’t need a plot of land to grow your own flavorful herbs. A simple container garden will do the trick, and you’ll learn how to get the most out of it. 

The key to cooking with fresh herbs is to keep things simple and let the flavor of the herbs shine, so the recipes are made with only a few readily available ingredients that showcase the vibrancy of each herb in all its taste-bud-awakening goodness. 

With mouthwatering recipes for sensational seasonings, spreads, and dressings, as well as dishes such as Apple, Sage, and Hazelnut Rounds; Cheddar, Mustard, Garlic, and Chive Mac ‘n’ Cheese; Mexican-Style Pizza with Green Chile Sauce, Coriander, Cumin, Cilantro, and Oregano; Polenta with Two Cheeses, Basil, and Oregano; Potatoes Rosti with Indian Flavors; Sunday Scones with Currants, Dried Strawberries, Candied Lemon, and Rosemary; Savory Tomato Sorbet with Tarragon, Chervil, and Parsley; and Deep Chocolate and Peppermint Cheesecakes, this beautiful collection of herb essentials is great for cooks and would-be gardeners alike. So get your herb on, and grow your culinary repertoire in Cooking with Herbs.

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