Tuesday, July 26, 2011
The herbs like me and so I like them.
These photos are of some flowering herbs in the garden right now; Thyme, Oregano, Borage and Fennel. These are some of my favourite plants. The garden soil tends to be boggy in spots and in the summer can also be very dry. This suits herbs very well. They seem to like me, grow happily and so I like them!
All herbs are great and I love turning them into interesting salad dressings, pestos and also salsa verde which is great for fish and meat. For the salad dressing add to your favourite olive oil, mustard, honey and some garlic. For the pesto blend with oil, lemon, garlic, pinenuts or pumpkin seeds, For the salsa verde just add lemon, oil, garlic, anchovies and/or capers and give the whole thing a whizz in a blender. Most combinations work and I think parsley is good as a base.
No I don't ever do quantities, I am such a lazy cook, and for that reason I am not normally a food blogger. I just get carried along by the fragrances and the character of the plants. They inspire and I follow!