Sunday, September 21, 2008

Harvested Herbs

Sage, rosemary, thyme, chives, marjoram, and tarragon. I love the smell of fresh growing herbs. Just touching them gives off such a nice strong scent! The only herb I didn't cut is my cilantro, which is taking it's dear sweet time growing. I love to cook with the fresh herbs -everything tastes so lovely. I think you can tell that the smell of fresh cut herbs puts me in a happy mood.

I make a pumpkin-sage pasta sauce that is to die for. I also add plain sausage that I've browned with minced jalapenos and shallots. Pour that over bowtie pasta for a wonderful spicy fall dinner. I've even made pumpkin-sage home-made pasta too. I've made it as fettuccine, but this year, I might make it as a stuffed ravioli. Just thinking about it is making me hungry!

I put rosemary and thyme in just about everything. What a great picker-upper! My son's favorite is chicken noodle soup. He really likes the extra zing of the strong herbs!

Marjoram and tarragon, I'm at a little loss at what more to use them with. This is the first year I grew and used them.They are fantastic with chicken. So far, I've only used them as a rub on the chicken before we grill. I know that I'll have to explore more!

Today, as I wait for more of my peppers to grow, I find I need to pull all of my shallots out of the ground. The tall green tops are all gone, so I think it's time, even though I think it's a little early for them.

Have a wonderful day!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Like you, we put Marjoram on chicken. Marjoram is so vigorous, we pull handfuls to stuff the bird!