Do you grow your own herbs?
I don’t have much of a green thumb, but I do like to try to grow herbs. Right now I only have basil and chives, but in the past we’ve had parsley, cilantro, thyme, rosemary, mint and lavender.
Basil is my favorite to cook with. I love to walk out to the garden boxes and gather a handful while the pasta boils. Small pleasure.
Here are a few of my recipes that use fresh herbs:
- Homemade Pesto Sauce without a Food Processor
- Angel Hair with Red Onion and Black Olives
- Tomato and Artichoke Heart Salad
I can’t wait to see your recipes! Link up any recipe on your blog that uses fresh herbs. It doesn’t have to be a recent post, just be sure to link directly to your recipe, not just the main page of your blog. I only ask that you include a link back to Eat at Home in your post. You can link directly to this post or use the button in the sidebar.
I was just weeding my garden last night. I only have herbs in it. I planted mint last year, and well it takes over. I pulled it all, knowing if I need some more it will be growing back in a bit, and my mom has tons taking over her front yard. I also am growing garlic you can just plant a clove to get this going. We have rosemary that I’ve done nothing with! And basil that I had to cut back last night.
Here’s some recipes that I use the mint for:
SnoWhite @ Finding Joy in My Kitchen says
We are waiting for our basil to come up in our garden this year… oh, I’m excited to make more pesto!!
Grilling season is here, so I posted a yummy recipe for Greek chicken that uses rosemary, thyme, and oregano. 🙂
Lots of herbs here, although we are on our almost 3d week of record 98+ temperatures and no rain, so the garden is kind of on life support now. I have basil, thyme, oregano, germander, hyssop, lemon balm, several different kinds of mint (including chocolate mint, which is so yummy in pound cake!). I posted a recipe for a couscous salad that uses basil and mint.
I’m a newby at “linking up” so I hope I did it properly.
Although I love to cook with them, my green thumb is so black that even herbs don’t do well for me. Very sad when you live on 25 acres. I just buy them at a produce stand or the grocery store. Today I bring Thyme Enough Casserole, a versatile dish that is great for potlucks. Sorry, haven’t made this recently so no pic. Thanks for hosting, Tiffany.
Jen L. says
I love having an herb garden. I have 3 year old rosemary and parsley (flat-leaf) and just this morning, I planted a new basil plant and some chives!
I think the only garden we’ll manage this year is an herb garden! Thanks for reminding me, I need to at least get some basil going! I could practically live on basil during the summer… cilantro, too, but it’s hard to grow for long.
LovelyCraftyHome.com was asking about cooking blogs today — I commented on yours, so maybe you’ll have some new folks wander this way!
I grow several of my own herbs… My favorite is also basil . I plant my basil next to all the doors in my home.. Mosquitoes are repelled by Basil… a 2 in one herb.. natural bug repellent and great taste 😉
I didn’t know basil repelled mosquitos. I should plant some pots of it on the back porch.