Glorious Fresh Herbs

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Fifi La BonBon

Glorious Fresh Herbs

My herb pots, large and small are all at their peak right now and are just lovely, to eat and to look at. I picked lots of marjormam, thyme, lemon balm and parsley yesterday, mixed with softened butter and pushed it under the skin of a chicken before rasting. Yum! I'm going to have to pick and chop this weekend, before they go over, then I freeze them in little foil parcels ready to tip one into my cooking. Of course, the best use of the lemon balm and mint is in a lovely big jug of Pimms.

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Biggles !

Glorious fresh herbs...

Thanks Fifi. I have some beautiful lemon balm growing and not been too sure what to use it for and, I also have an ancient unopened bottle of Pimms. The next fine summers day I encounter and I don't have too much to do. I now know what to do. Gor 5 different varieties of mint so that will be interesting.

Coriander coming along fine and will probably bolt in the next 2 weeks!!!!

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Fifi La BonBon

Fresh Herbs

You're right Biggles, about coriander. One minute it's almost ready, the next, it's bolted. The lemon balm is also good stuffed in a whole fish. My golden marjoram is so pretty - is it the same family as oregano, I think so, and it certainly looks similar? I love it. The frost got the baby Basil plants, so starting again with that, maybe just a ready-potted one from Tesco to keep on the kitchen windowsill. I love nearly all herbs, but really hate the taste of tarragon, don't know why.

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Biggles !

Fresh herbs

Bought 2 huge bunches of flat leaf parsley this afternoon in a huge supermarket; we are waiting for ours to start growing again and it has self seeded. Then we remembered to visit the Asian shop and they had large bunches of corianderm so we bought 2 of those as well. I'm in 7th heaven at the moment :0)

I adore tarragon but usually use it with chicken and lemon. I'll remember the use of lemon balm in the fish, hubby adores fish so he can have a treat when friends come.

 
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