“Yes, but I’m drowning in basil – HELP!”
Here are some quick tips to get the most flavor out of your culinary herbs in order to enjoy them all year round:
Inside, outside, upside down. Some herbs are just easier to grow than others. It’s important to create the most hospitable environment for those finicky herbs on your list.
Timing is everything. When it’s time to harvest, you want to capture the most optimal flavors. Some need to be picked early in the morning before the dew dries, while others need to bloom first.
Proceed with caution! Some herbs have toxic portions. Make sure you know which ones those are and how to enjoy them safely.
Persevere as you preserve. You can dry, freeze, or make oils with fresh herbs in order to use later. The secret is knowing which process to use for each herb.
Does this container make me look flat? Choosing the correct container to store your herbs is essential in preserving the vibrant color and delectable tastes. Don’t zap the flavor.
Want to learn more about maximizing your herb expertise? Jean Hovde has just the class for you! Sign up now, through Parkland College Community Education.