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Old 03-17-2007, 10:49 PM   #51
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Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme Sorry, the herbs reminded me of a song, dont mind me
Leave it to you to actually SAY/SING it! It took great restraint on my part not to go there!
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Old 03-17-2007, 10:49 PM   #52
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Old 03-22-2007, 05:19 PM   #53
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Garden fresh herbs in time for Pizza

I'm in my second year of growing herbs. I really like the thyme. I've got regular thyme, lemon thyme and lime thyme and I like to mix them.

My oregano and rosemary survived the winter however my sage did not.

Now I'm getting hungry for a pizza! I like putting fresh thyme, rosemary, oregano and marjoram in my dough to make the crust very herby.

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Old 03-26-2007, 11:57 AM   #54
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We live in a small apartment but my father in law offered to grow herbs in his garden for me this year. I cant wait to try them. There are three very lousy grocery stores in this town and none of them even sell fresh herbs. I cannot wait to have fresh rosemary in particular.
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Old 03-26-2007, 01:09 PM   #55
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Do you have a balcany that you could grow some in a pot?
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Old 03-26-2007, 08:43 PM   #56
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Growing Herbs

I too love to grow my own herbs, fresh is always best, where I live in Australia,we dont have a real winter at all. It does get cooler at that time of year, but we have no snow,no hail,no frost, just cooler weather, which I love because most of our weather is so hot. So our herbs and plants dont get ruined as we have no frost or anything, other parts of Australia, the southern parts do get the really freezing snowy weather, but because I live in northern Queensland it is always hot weather, so we have herbs,fruit and vegies all year round, Yes we are very lucky. I can grow just about anything, I start them in pots, then transfer them when they are big enough in the garden, if I want to, otherwise they stay in their pots. I have Basil,parsley,chives,
rosemary,lavender,different fruit trees,tomatoes (different types ), quite a few others, it is so nice to smell their freshness when you cut what you need for a meal, and my son loves learning all about the plants that we grow, he gets a kick out of cutting the herbs for the nights meal. I hope you have fun growing some of your own, just like I have.
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Old 03-27-2007, 12:20 AM   #57
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We have a small balcony that runs around all the apartments and landlords that dont want you to put anything on it. There are only six apartments here over two businesses downstairs and heaven forbid anyone think they *look* like apartments upstairs. My father in law doesnt mind doing it. He raises a huge garden every year. I did tell him that some of the herbs can spread and take up alot of space. He has always told me he would be happy to put anything I wanted out there so this year I took him up on it.
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Old 03-30-2007, 03:34 AM   #58
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Dried herbs is like using stale bread for sandwiches. If thats all you can use, thats ok. But with fresh vs dried, its a night and day difference.
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Old 03-31-2007, 08:19 AM   #59
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There are some herbs I actually prefer dried, and I do try to dry my own. I prefer dried:

Oregano -- it really brings out the flavor
Sage -- I keep trying to dry it myself, and it works wonderfully when it works, but I've also caused a few fires trying to dry it
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Herbs I think are in the "don't bother if it isn't fresh" category:

Basil, mint, parsley, cilantro. Just don't put it in the recipe if you can't get it fresh, unless you're doing it just for color.

Note on cilantro: I learned that cilantro, chinese parsley, etc, was the name of the green part. This does NOT apply to coriander, the product of the ground seeds, which holds up good to drying.
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Old 03-31-2007, 09:07 AM   #60
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I tie mine into bundles containing several stalks (depends on size of stalk of the variety being dried - usually my bundles are about an inch in circumference) using kitchen string and hang these in a dark, dry, and cool closet till completely dry. Try to keep them out of the light as this can decrease the flavour of the herbs. Once they are completely dry store them in dark glass bottles as light causes rapid deterioration in flavour.

Hope this helps ,

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Yeah! This is great! Would the top of a pantry work in the kitchen?
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