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Old 10-14-2012, 10:18 PM   #11
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My rosemary got huge. Dug it up and it's inside now. It smells so good.
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Old 10-14-2012, 10:46 PM   #12
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Fresh herbs often taste better than dried herbs, depending on which recipe.

Recipe authors should specify which herbs are better fresh, and should include measurements for each--since fresh is often stronger than dried.

I completely agree with the comments above that herbs are often easy to grow and are almost always better than dried.
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Old 10-14-2012, 10:50 PM   #13
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...since fresh is often stronger than dried...

The rule of thumb is actually the opposite - to use less dried than fresh as dried are stronger.
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Old 10-14-2012, 11:01 PM   #14
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My experience with herbs indicates that it's often to compare the results fresh vs. dried because the two are difficult to measure comparitively..

I think that each chef should understand the comparative benefits and costs to using fresh herbs, and should bet their business on their prediction
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Old 10-14-2012, 11:26 PM   #15
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I have three rosemary, a sage, oregano and thyme planted in the yard. All will survive the winters here, and supply all my and the neighbors needs.

I also have Kaffir Lime and Lemongrass growing indoors in a sunny Florida room.

Dill and basil do not do well here in the winter, and neither work well as a dried herb for my taste, and I will purchase the very expensive store bought fresh.
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Old 10-15-2012, 12:36 AM   #16
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I think you gotta use both. Fresh Oregano on a salad of cucs,toms,onions,cheese,etc would be far better than dried IMHO.
Dried works better in red sauce IMHO.

Fresh rosemary chopped is completely different creature than dried.
I make a lemon rosemary icing that dried just would not work in. Fresh bread and woody dried doesn't work either.

You gotta pick fresh what is available when available and cook something else when it doesn't make sense. Dried rosemary scallop skewers anyone?

Fresh dill VS dried? 2 totally differnt things on Salmon.
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