Buying and Selecting Herbs

Herb Catalogs

January 15, 2015 // 0 Comments

This month would be a good time to design and plan the 2015 herb and vegetable garden. Over the past several years I’ve taught students that the best and most productive gardens begin on paper. Draw up a list of what did well for you last year, and a list of what didn’t do well for you. Maintaining [ to read more ]

Selecting Fresh Herbs at the Market

August 26, 2013 // 0 Comments

Select vibrant, aromatic deep green leaves with no signs of wilting or yellowing. Buy fresh herbs only when you need them, and only in small bunches or packages. For no matter how well you store them, they quickly lose flavor and appearance in a matter of days. Store fresh herbs for no longer than 5 to 7 days. [ to read more ]

Quick Tips With Herbs

August 20, 2013 // 0 Comments

The best time to gather herbs is in the morning. Gather the leaves as early in the day as possible, after the dew has dried, but before the sun gets hot. Fresh herbs with long stems, such as dill, parsley, and basil will keep in a glass of water in the refrigerator for two to three weeks. Cover the herbs loosely with [ to read more ]

Flavorful Fennel

May 23, 2013 // 0 Comments

  Considered one of the most under-utilized produce picks, fennel is full of suprises and bursting with flavor. To prepare fennel, cut away the stalks and leaves from the bulbs, saving them to flavor vegetable stock, or for use in other dishes. Discard the outer layers of the bulb and cut away any discolored [ to read more ]