Herbs date back to earliest times, but they fit perfectly into today’s interest in healthy food and wonderful flavors.
Herb gardens were important in pioneer times. Herbs were used as seasonings, deodorizers, insect repellents, perfumes, cosmetics, medicines and dyes. It would have been impossible to keep a proper home without them!
This book is about herbs used for cooking, but there are interesting facts about their history scattered among the 76 recipes, as well as information about using them in fresh or dried form. A Usage Chart shows how herbs are used as culinary seasonings and the book contains tips on storing and using herbs - and on repelling insects.
Add flavor to common dishes, such as Dilled Potatoes, Mint-Glazed Carrots with Peas, or Sliced Tomatoes with Basil Sauce. Tarragon Chicken or Baked Pork Chops with Apple and Sage would make a great main dish. If you’re in a baking mood, try Oregano Batter Bread or Lemony Caraway Pound Cake. There are soups and salads, herbed butters and vinegars.
Common Herbs Usage Chart
Herb Vegetable Dishes
Herb Cheese & Egg Dishes
Meat-Fish-Fowl with Herbs
Salads & Salad Dressings
Desserts using Herbs
Hints for Cooking with Herbs
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