By now, those of you with gardens, weekly CSA pick-ups, or local farmer’s markets have kitchens bursting with fresh produce. Hopefully, there are some herbs in there too!
Who knew there were so many kinds and varieties of these fragrant and flavorful greens to choose from? Time to go beyond your typical sweet or Thai basil and look for red robin basil; trade Italian oregano for showy pink oregano; or pass up lemon balm for lavender bee balm. Can’t you just imagine the latter in a glass of fresh lemonade?
Thanks to Earthbound Farms, you can download this handy herb chart.
It even comes with a guide on the back side that describes the flavor and best uses of each herb. I love this motivation to use fresh herbs in new and interesting ways!
If you haven’t yet explored the idea of growing your own fresh bursts of flavor, this post on container gardening with herbs will get you motivated (I hope!).
What kinds of herbs do you grow? What’s your favorite way to use them?