So I have recently started growing my own herbs in the garden (and when I say this I mean my mother in law is looking after them for me. I can’t even look after dried flowers) and I’ve been using them in my cooking more and more. I never realised just how much of a difference it makes using fresh herbs!
I’m slightly obsessed with basil and tend to put my face in the plant and just inhale the beautiful fresh smell. I use herbs wherever I can. Today I simply grilled some bread and topped it with prosciutto, mozzarella, tomato and basil. And oh my god the basil tasted amazing on top!
This evening I decided to try and make a salsa verde with a mix of herbs and dijon mustard, vinegar, gherkins and olive oil. I also put a splash of boiling water in it to make it a bit loose, rather than adding litres of olive oil and bumping up the calories. I had this with grilled salmon and the flavours definitely woke me up!
I would really recommend growing your own herbs on your windowsill or in your garden if you can, it’s much less expensive than buying them every time. They really liven up your cooking and enhance your food to another level! Fresh herbs…I am impressed.
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