This is a really great quick pasta recipe. It highlights the flavor of tomatoes & basil beautifully, letting the fresh ingredients shine through. You can use any type of pasta you choose. Add a chicken breast if you want to increase the protein.
Parsley potatoes is one of my favorite side dishes. It’s quick, easy and goes with just about anything. This is a great recipe for beginner cooks too, since it calls for just 3 main ingredients: Flat leaf parsley, butter and potatoes.
Anethum graveoliens Dill is an annual aromatic herb with feathery bluish-green leaves that resemble delicate branches. It has a slight taste of lemon and caraway and has been used for centuries in both cooking and herbal applications. The leaves of the plant are called dill weed and used in most recipes, bring flavor to fish, […]
Garlic Chives make a beautiful addition to the flower border. They are also a big hit in the kitchen, adding flavor to vegetables, cheeses, and salads. The flavor of garlic chives is a mild garlic instead of the onion of common chives. Garlic chives are a member of the allium family. They are very easy […]
Allium schoenoprasum Chives are hardy, clump-forming perennial herbs. They are the smallest species of the onion family, growing in clusters up from the bulbs. The leaves are hollow and tubular in form, resembling thick grasses and growing up to 20 inches tall. Chives are a sight in the garden when in full bloom as their pinkish […]
Anthriscus cerefolium (Herb of Joy or Gourmet Parsely) What is Chervil? Chervil is most known for being one of the four herbs included in the French ‘fines herbes’ blend that also includes tarragon, chives, and parsley. ‘Fines herbes’ is used fresh to flavor poached fish, shellfish, chicken and omelets. Since the seeds are not often […]
Borago officinalis, aka (star flower) What is Borage? Borage is an easy growing hardy annual herb with striking blue flowers and leaves with a flavor similar to a cucumber. Borage is often grown in vegetable gardens where it attracts pollinating bees and brings color to the garden landscape. Borage is a good companion plant for […]
Looking for a different type of basil? Check out the 15 most popular varieties. One of the most popular culinary herbs, basil is widely used in many types of cuisine. It is most famous as the leading ingredient in pesto. Basil is most often grown as an annual preferring the warmer temperatures of summer, doing […]
Ocimum basilicum Basil is a tender perennial grown most often as an annual. Native to tropical Asia, it is now grown just about anywhere where the weather is warm enough. Basil is a member of the mint family. If you crush a few leaves between your fingers you can smell the minty, anise flavor that […]