Herbs are a way to give every meal its own unique fingerprint.
Although a trained cook knows how to unite multiple herbs, spices, savory, and sweet flavors to create works of art specifically for the taste buds…
What about the rest of us who just what a little pizazz in our food?
Keeping it real – Here is some quick info about summer herbs and how they can be used can give give your food a boost in both flavor and health.
This herb might not be at the top of your list when you are thinking about cooking, but you will be surprised to know that dill is often a spice used to bring boldness to a dish.
Dill seed is similar to its cousin caraway but with a slightly stronger presentation.
It is great for sauces and fatty meats and is also great for the stomach.
For a stomach soothing tea, boil some dill, steep, and strain for a tea that will help you to relax and focus.
Basil is one of the most popular herbs in the world.
It makes for great pairings with both sweet and salty foods and dishes of all kinds. Italian foods have always showcased this herb, but many other cultures have made a wonderful use of the herb.
Some Asian dishes use it to bring a new dimension to many of the spicy dishes.
Basil has been used medicinally and an anti-inflammatory for hundreds of years.
These properties make it an excellent herb for respiratory aid. Basil can even be applied in the form of a poultice to bring down inflammation at the site of a wound.
There are many types of mints, but there are some that are favored among the mint family.
For the most part, people tend to go with spearmint.
However, you might have a different taste in your mint variety.
It can take some experimentation, but it’s worth it to have a good understanding of the differences.
Mint is great for your infused water recipes… and cocktails.
It also makes a great addition to tea, and other hot drinks.
Mint is another herb with a lot of positive properties that help your stomach. Part of this is due to its ability to stimulate bile production.
It is also associated with a calming effect.
Enjoy these amazing herbs this summer and throughout the year for a little pizazz in your food and drink.