Monday, May 25, 2009

Fresh Herbs ~


You just can't beat fresh herbs and I'm so happy I'm able still pick some while we are still here. Yesterday I decided to do a little work in my herb box garden. I just have a few things left in there like a couple culinary lavender plants, Greek oregano, and 3 different types of mint. (Spearmint, Habek, & variegated peppermint). Below is a link if you're interested in different mints.
http://www.mountainvalleygrowers.com/orivulgarehirtum.htm

On the Greek oregano it has a very spicy flavor some could say intense or hot. It's most excellent I pull off the leaves and eat them. Sophie and Miki has had it also. (even cinnamon)

http://www.iamia.com.au/oregano.html

http://www.mountainvalleygrowers.com/orivulgarehirtum.htm
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Now something you might not know or have recently thought of; Cinnamon.

I will never buy ground cinnamon again. I needed ground cinnamon for something recently - O' I heard it would chase ants away and I had some in my herb bed. Well I only had about a spoon full and thought; well I do have cinnamon sticks! I had a bag that was purchase from and Indian grocery store for my Tikka Marsala. They aren't your small, narrow sticks, this cinnamon is a good size similar to curled bark. Now for the "why" no more ground; as I was grinding the sticks I broke pieces off to eat -- and why not -- it is cinnamon and yum! It was sweet and hot cinnamon like red hots only much much better and the ground was just as yummy!
Below are a couple cinnamon links you can check out. Cinnamon is truly amazing not only is wonderful in foods is also good for you.

http://www.angelfire.com/az/sthurston/honeyandcinnamon.html

http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=68

Next I'll post some yummy things I've made using the above ingredients.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The ground cinnamon you gave us was to die for! The best ground cinnamon I ever had. You must have had really good sticks to work with!