I remember someone telling me, many years ago, that once I started cooking with fresh herbs, I’d never go back ………. I didn’t “get it” back then. I wondered, what could be so great about some dumb little green leaves?
Now, depending on the season, I always have a stash of herbs in my garden, on my window sill or in my refrigerator. I’m thrilled that Spring has wrapped her lovely warm arms around us. I love seeing my herbs leaping, in growth, literally by the day! Seeing them leap makes my heart leap and I have to admit that “somebody” many years ago was perfectly correct. Fresh herbs do add amazing flavor to just about everything. And I never want to go back.
You won’t find many savory dishes here at The Café that don’t incorporate the fabulous flavors of fresh herbs. It’s the rule rather than the exception. I’ve had lots of years to learn the ins and outs of cooking with herbs, so I’m sharing some of those today over on PARADE Magazine. I’d love for you to join me there and we’ll take a walk through my beloved herb garden.