Unlike other herbs or spices that are usually integrated into the foodstuff, the use of bay laurel is unique in that it normally remains as a preparatory herb or as a flavouring agent, but never truly incorporated into the prepared dish itself but rather taken out prior serving, or during the consumption of the meal itself.
Caraway is an herb that has been found in ancient foods, all the way to present times. The name comes from the Arabic word for the seed: karawya. Caraway has a sweet flavorful taste, making it a lovely addition to rich dishes. It is said to soothe indigestion and help with gas and cramping relief.
Catnip is a wonderful herb, especially for children, as it is gentle and soothing to help promote sleep and restfulness in time of illness and colic. Catnip is a wonderful herb, especially for children, as it is gentle and soothing to help promote sleep and restfulness in time of illness and colic.
Chives belong to the same family as onion, leeks and garlic. They are a hardy, drought-tolerant perennial growing to about 10-12 inches tall. They grow in clumps from underground bulbs and produce round, hollow leaves that are much finer than onion.
Coriander can refer to both an herb and a spice. Although the term coriander is used in much of the world in reference to both cilantro leaves and seeds, in the Americas, it generally refers to the dried cilantro seeds which are used as a spice both in whole form and ground.
English lavender plants have also been used as a flavoring herb (for example, in cordials) and as a medicinal herb (for example, in aromatherapy for sleep). Sun and Soil Needs. For the best performance, grow these herbs in full sun and in an alkaline, sandy, well-drained soil.
Florence fennel can be harvested when the “bulbs” are about the size of tennis balls by digging the “bulb” and cutting off the root and cutting back the top. “Bulbs” can then be stored in a cool location for several weeks. Uses. Herb fennel is used in fish dishes, soup and stews and fennel seed is used in sausage.
Benefits of lemon verbena include its ability to help with weight loss goals, boost immunity, calm the stomach, reduce fevers, soothe nerves, and clear up congestion. Benefits of lemon verbena include its ability to help with weight loss goals, boost immunity, calm the stomach, reduce fevers, soothe nerves, and clear up congestion.
Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) is a perennial woody evergreen herb native to the Mediterranean region. It has fine needle-like leaves with a silver touch and pink, purple, white, or blue flowers. It is one of the most commonly found herbs in a spice rack.
Sorrel is a fascinating perennial herb that is used all around the world and is cultivated for a wide variety of uses. Although it is primarily grown for use in food, due to its sharp, tangy taste, it also has a vast array of health benefits associated with it.
Summer savory is a characteristic ingredient of herbes de Provence. It is also widely used as a seasoning for grilled meats and barbecues, as well as in stews and sauces. Summer savory is preferred over winter savory for use in sausages because of its sweeter, more delicate aroma.
Thyme is a fragrant herb known for the warm essence it adds to casseroles, soups, sautéed vegetables, eggs, and meats. It's an easy-to-grow herb offering an array of varieties in different shades of green and exuding subtle fragrance differences such as lemon, pine, or caraway.
Two main versions of this herb are grown domestically – Winter Savory and Summer Savory. This article deals mainly with Winter Savory (as you may have guessed from its appearance under the “January” heading) but I will mention Summer Savory briefly here too rather than in a separate article.