I had no idea I was starting an herb garden. Have you ever just spontaneously decided to start a new hobby?
Actually, I was on a trip to the local grocery store, when I had this epiphany!
I brought home plants of coriander (cilantro), sweet basil, apple mint and oregano. Oh, my, do they smell good!
As my plants grow, I’ll need to find bigger pots or make a garden spot for them. Just getting started is exhilarating.
So now I’m looking for easy recipes to incorporate them.
It’s no problem finding mouth-watering uses for cilantro. Here in Texas we use it like Italians use oregano – on everything. When I think Tex-Mex, I think jalapeños and cilantro. I especially love to cook Charro beans using pintos and throw on some cilantro when serving. Also, it’s an excellent garnish for black beans, tortilla soup, quesadillas or enchiladas, just to name a few.
Of course, here in the south, there’s always a place for mint in our tea or maybe a mint julep. I’m happy just inhaling the aroma!
I’m asking for any favorite recipe you have for sweet basil or oregano. Just post it here in my blog in your comment, if you have one to share.
With tons of information online, here’s a link to help you start an herb garden: