Tuesday, 9 December 2014

My Herb Garden Essentials

This is City Farm in East Perth - you can buy seedlings from them too

Ever wanted to have a herb garden but didn't know where to start? Just think of the herbs that you would use the most and keep it simple - you can always build on it over time.
Here is my opinion on the most important herbs to have in a herb garden.

1. Rosemary!!!
At my parent's house there is two huge rosemary bushes and every week we pick some of it to cook the Monday night roast. When Dylan and I moved into our new house (which we built so there was no garden) there was no rosemary and it drove me insane! I felt like I couldn't cook properly.
Rosemary goes best with lamb roasts, but you can add a few fresh leaves to a salad, a bath, or make a hair rinse.

2. Sage
Sage is what this blog is named after (toute est bonne) and is super handy to have in the garden to add to chicken or pasta, or to make a throat gargle if you're not feeling well.

3. Parsley
Want to garnish your meal to make it a little bit special? Easy - just pick some from the garden.
Here's a fun fact - parsley helps fight bad breathe which I believe is the origin of it being used as a garnish, so you can eat it after your meal to freshen your breath.

Some other herbs that are useful include thyme, coriander, dill, mint and lavender.

This is provided purely as information, not medical advice - if you are unwell, please seek assistance from your healthcare professional.

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