This post is not much about Gardening, but more about Food, but may be of your interest since you can grow your own herbs to cook on Thanksgiving (maybe for next year?) besides that are easy to grow, don’t occupy too much space and you can regrow them!
“Memories are deeply tied to scents and this holiday has distinct aromas that often come from combinations of certain Thanksgiving herbs. So, get to know ‘em! Learn where these herbs come from and get tips on how to use more of them in your own cooking.”
As any chef worth their salt knows, the right combination of herbs and spices can make or break a dish. But for cooking novices, using herbs can be scary and confusing. This guide shows you which staple herbs should be on your cupboard shelf, and which ingredients they each work well with.
On November last year, I had the opportunity of coming along to interview a lovely lady called María Elena Solís Flores who is producing her own *Oregano Essential Oil (Soregano) and is trying to introduce nationally (in Mexico) the major health benefits of this “weed”, but looking forward to expand internationally as well.
It was really an eye opening experience since I had never been on the field and behind the whole process of steam distillation to get the oil from herbs like the oregano. And it was even more shocking to see how this plant survives everything, and how local people is not realising the natural gem with so many healing properties they have in their backyard. Some even use herbicide to kill the oregano plant since they consider it a “weed” when trying to grow corn (for example)!
Maybe we don’t have a big garden to plant our own oregano, but be sure that if you grow one yourself (even on your kitchen’s windowsill) you’ll get one of the basic Mexican food’s spices that not only provides flavour but also the following health benefits:
It’s about thyme you considered growing an herb garden. Herbs are easy to grow and can be incorporated into almost any dish for a flavorful kick.
Heading to a party? Why not bring a dip with some fresh grown chives. Getting ready to grill some meat? Try rubbing it with thyme, first. Knowing what herbs go with what food can be tricky. This infographic will teach you which herbs to use when you cook, what their flavor is so you can try some experimenting and their proper growing conditions.