common cooking herbs from seed! All
these herbs have some sort of culinary use and are known as the cooking herbs.
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for Growing Your Own Garden Herbs!
List of Cooking Herbs (only a few)
Here are a few common garden herbs for cooking.
We have many more but they will be listed below the article.
- Used in Spanish dishes, and has a an added benefit of lowering high sugar!
Used to make cooking oil.
- Spicy leaves can be used in cooking like the bay leaf.
Thyme - You can tell your spouse that you had a "Wild Thyme" cooking
Sacred Green Basil -
salads and cooking.
- Essential kitchen herb! Chopped leaves offer great improvement to
salads, soups, vegetables, omelet's, and cheese dishes.
Seeded Poppy - 'Poppy seeds' are used on breads,
cakes, bagels, and in Middle Eastern dishes such as halva.
....and many more!
Cooking with Fresh Herbs
Cooking herbs are essential to the kitchens of
those who love organic cooking and recipes! The fact is that fresh cooking
herbs are better for you than the dried out and old culinary herbs that sit on
grocery store shelves.
sage, coriander, and thyme and
many more herbs are great in the kitchen. The list of cooking herbs are
endless. Get some creative cooking ideas with herbs that we offer the seeds on.
The seeds themselves are not edible (or we do not recommend that anyway in most
cases), but they have the potential of giving you a bountiful harvest in the
Plant a Cooking Herb Garden!
If you've always thought you'd like to plant an
herb garden, today is the best time to start one! Horticulturists recommend
planting most cooking herbs that are annuals after the last day of frost
in the spring. This way you avoid losing the tender herbs to a late frost.
The perennials need to often go through a cold cycle so late fall or early
winter is best. Just make sure you know, because it can really cause
problems if you are not equipped with the right info on growing cooking herbs.
Think about how great it is to be able to go in
the garden and gather your own food and tasty garden herbs to give your dishes a
world of wonderful flavors! You can definitely reduce the fat and salt in
your diet by looking to flavor more with the herbs in your garden. In fact, if
you dont have space for a big garden, or just like simple, try growing the
herbs, like windowsill chives) in pot on your deck or in your kitchen window.
When growing your herbs in your garden, it
is best to grow them organically for use in recipes. Who wants to ingest
more pesticides in the food we eat?
When gathering the herbs, we recommend that the
best time for picking is mid-morning shortly after the dew has dried off the
leaves. Wait too long and the sun gets way too hot. The time of day can also
affect the flavor and longevity of the cooking herbs that you pick.
Don't Be Afraid To Try New Cooking Herbs!
There are many
herbs used in cooking. In fact, we have over 400 varieties of herbs to choose
from. Some are culinary, some medicinal, so be sure you know what kind of
herb you are planning to grow.
is a nice herb I always liked to experiment with in the kitchen. The
lemony taste is just to good to not use. It is also good in some water!
Rub it into meat, add it to sauces, lots of applications in recipes to enhance
We have what is called
windowsill chives which make a
great addition to any kitchen and can be plucked at a moments notice to give the
deeply satisfying taste of fresh chives! In fact... Cooking with herbs are
loads of fun! I love chives in soups, potatoes, chicken, and a lot of
How To Add Cooking Herbs to Hot Dishes
Fresh herbs are a little different in how they
are used in cooking. Dried herbs can be added at any time in a dish
usually, and often at the first, but fresh herbs are very different. This
is because that fresh organic herbs are best added usually toward the end of a
cooked dish in order to maintain the optimum flavor. Some of the more
delicate herbs used for food flavoring, like mint, chives, basil, dill, parsley,
and others can even be sprinkled on minutes prior to serving.
Obviously in the baked dishes, such as in breads,
herbs are added to the recipe in the beginning. Other dishes may require
the fresh herbs to be mixed in the last 20 minutes of serving. Be sure to
find out the recommendations, but also dont be afraid to test things and see
what you like the best!
Many people like to use a natural clay Chinese herb cooker but it is not
necessary when preparing certain herbs. Any stainless steel pot will do
Herbal cooking is just like an art. In art,
creativity is king and whatever you like is what is best for you!
What is The Difference in Herbs and Spices in the Kitchen?
Spices and herbs are different in that herbs are usually edible leafy green
plants are shopped up small (usually) and used primarily for flavoring purposes
in dishes. Food spices on the other hand are generally ground up into a
powder. The parts of the plant are different in that often you see it
being taken from dried seed, bark, root, fruit, or some other part of the plant
generally not real good for eating alone. This imparts a great deal of flavor to
the dish, drink/culinary teas, or canned goods that uses it.
Cooking spices have been used for cooking
seasoning since the beginning of time. Who knows, Eve, in the garden of
Eden, may have scraped some bark off a cinnamon tree to sprinkle on the apple
the apple she was eating? Never know! Just kidding, but really, you can
look back the Biblical days even and see that they were used quite often.
In the book of Genesis, very early on, we get the story of Joseph being sold
into slavery by his brothers to spice merchants.
cooking with herbs and spices makes for a great flavor
combination in recipes!
Herbs On The Grill!
If you are like me,
grilling with herbs is one the
coolest things about firing up the grill. Yeah I know, some of you are
saying that really I am interested in the meat that comes off the grill.
Yes I am!, but did you know that the meats can be enhanced greatly by adding
herbs and spices to them? There is simply not a better way to take
advantage of the season's harvest of
When it comes to a good grill, people have a wide
variety of ways that they like to use herbs. Many times, fresh herbs are
used in marinades to soak the meats overnight. The flavors seep into the
meat making for a delicious grill the next day.
Some like to throw herbs on the hot coals to give
the smoke a nice rich flavor. The herbs are commonly soaked in water
first, and laid across the coals. Common herbs for this include
sage and rosemary.
Some people just like to wrap their meats in
herbs, and cover with foil! The softer herbs work great for this.
Some of the woodier herbs like
french thyme are simply laid on top for the
meats. Some can be used whole on the grill.
I like to pop tomatillos
on the skewer with onions, green peppers, squash, and any other nice garden
vegetable I can find that is suitable for grilling. It makes a tasty side
dish to the meats I am cooking up, or even the main course with some meats put
on the skewers.
Cooking with Herbs Recipes
Herbs and cooking go hand and hand! Cookbooks are full of recipes incorporating
herbs, but we are looking into getting a page up of recipes using the cooking
herbs that we offer. That is coming soon. Email them to us and we
will post for our other viewers to see. Take a look at some of the herb
cookbooks offered below at Amazon.
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