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Ten on Tuesday

While we have had limited success growing vegetables, we seem to have more success with herbs. This year I’ve expanded my little herb garden a bit and I’m really enjoying having fresh herbs growing right outside my kitchen door. As I was watering it yesterday I was inspired to make this week’s Ten on Tuesday topic, 10 Favorite Herbs.

  1. Basil. This has to be first because it’s my absolute favorite. There is so much you can do with it but I love to keep it simple and just skewer a basil leaf between a fresh mozzarella ball and a grape tomato.
  2. Parsley. The workhorse of herbs, it goes with everything.
  3. Mint. I’ve got spearmint and peppermint and there’s plenty to make mojitos all summer long.
  4. Sage. So fragrant, so pretty when it flowers.
  5. Speaking of fragrant, lavender. This is my first year with this herb and I don’t have much to pick yet but I’m hopeful.
  6. Dill. Again, my dill plant is very small but I hope it will grow and expand.
  7. Cilantro. This one is definitely a love it or hate it herb and I just so happen to love it.
  8. Rosemary. Another one that’s fragrant. Chop it fine and a little goes a long way.
  9. Chives. Snip, snip, snip and you’ve got a mild onion taste to add to your salad.
  10. Oregano. Versatile and easy to dry, this is an all around favorite.

There is so much you can do with fresh herbs. I think I’ll go pick some right now!

This Post Has 18 Comments

  1. My yard is so shady that I don’t manage to grow many vegetables. I haven’t quite moved to spices yet, but I do have strawberries and blueberries in the front yard which seem to be doing OK. I’ll have to try spices next year, because I love having fresh to work with but they are so expensive in the stores.

  2. Try marjoram sometime…..the little “berries” (actually tight flower buds) are wonderful chopped up on homemade pizza! With oregano, thyme, parsley, rosemary and basil, of course.

  3. I joined a community garden this year and besides some vegetables have planted thyme, tarragon, basil, marjoram and cilantro. I made cilantro pesto for the first time using my crop. Wow! Although some people don’t like cilantro, I’m with you on it.

  4. Shoot! I meant to add cilantro and post to the NY Times article about it. I love it and can’t get enough of it! This was a fun topic!

  5. yum..great topic! our lists are almost identical – honestly there’s not an herb I don’t like, it’s more like which ones are my favorites!

  6. We’ve had good luck growing herbs in boxes with a few more additions in the garden. We have a bumper crop this year. Next year I’m going for more lavender.

  7. i love, love, love cilantro and i’ve tried to grow it four times and ended up killing it four times. wish i had the magic touch with it! just found out this weekend that if you rub basil leaves on your skin the mosquitoes don’t like it. so before doing sparklers last night the kids were in the garden raiding the basil and it worked!

  8. Yay for all those herbs (and basil is an insect repellent? Gotta try that.) We put some chive flowers in the salad — they’re very strongly flavored but yummy.

  9. You are fortunate that you can grow lavender Here, lavender, like most Louisiana residents, believes it’s just too darned hot to thrive. Le sigh!

  10. Yum. I’m a huge basil fan, too. I love it in everything! This year I have a lemon basil that’s an amazing addition to a fruit salad.

  11. Basil totally rocks! I love it in a simple pasta salad with grape tomatoes (imagine that), shrimp and a bit of olive oil and lemon juice for dressing. Cheers to you for cilantro success–I can’t seem to grow it. have a great Tuesday.

  12. I’ve got a boat load of basil I need to harvest soon! Sage is my favorite. I love it in so many things. Try corn muffins with sage and blueberries. Delish!! Love the picture. Makes my tummy rumble!

  13. I love my little herb bed. I have to say that Tarragon is my most favorite herb….or maybe it’s a tie with Basil. Such an easy way to add flavor to a meal without adding calories. 🙂


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