My herbs are looking pretty darn good these days, if I do say so myself.
Rosemary and basil thrive in this hot humid climate and I love snipping off bits of parsley and oregano to throw in whatever is cooking up for dinner.
Are any of you out there herb fans too? We've got mint, parsley, 2 kinds of basil, rosemary, oregano, lemon balm, thyme, cilantro, sage, curry and some dill at our place.
What are your favorites?
I had a pineapple sage years ago when we lived in cape cod and a chocolate mint there as well, both fond memories....... so very, very good!
I had some wonderful ciabatta bread here at the house and made up some herb olive oil to dip it in. Even the kids gobbled this up, it was so yummy. And one of the mouth-full-of-bread-ers even piped in "and we grew all of these flavors too".
Yep, we grew all the flavors...... so if you have some flavors growing in your yard you might like this recipe....
Herbed Olive Oil
1 handful of fresh herbs rinsed and patted dry
(we used rosemary, sage, parsley, basil & oregano)
1/3 cup olive oil
Remove the leaves from the stems, discard the stems. You should have about 1/4 cup of fresh herb leaves. Chop them and set aside. In a pan warm the olive oil. Add herbs and stir. Remove from heat and let sit for 10 minutes. Add a bit of sea salt and serve with a good crusty bread. It is also delicious to add a splash of balsamic vinegar to this. Any leftovers can be tossed with fresh veggies like tomatoes & cucumbers for a delicious summer salad.
Happy Gardening to you!