Per pound, fresh herbs are some of the most expensive items in a produce department. However, what would spaghetti be without basil and oregano? Salsa without cilantro? Refrigerator pickles without dill?
If you have ever had one of those with fresh herbs, I’m sure you recognized the difference immediately. Once I enjoyed fresh parsley over classic spaghetti and meatballs, I found it hard to go without it the next time.
Ahh…fresh herbed dipping oil. Gotta love the smell of sun-warmed basil.
It’s handy to step outside for fresh chives to sprinkle over a simple baked potato.
Of course, we look forward to the taste of the first homemade pickles of the year, perhaps even more than we so for those first tomatoes.
If you have never made pickles, you have got to try this recipe for Amazing Refrigerator Pickles!! If you can make potato salad, you can make these pickles.
What’s your favorite herb to grow?