ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Beyond Savory Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, Thyme, And Other Spices And Herbs

Updated on April 4, 2011
Prepare
Prepare
Flavor
Flavor
Add some spice
Add some spice
Enjoy.......
Enjoy.......
Now, relax.
Now, relax.

Choosing the right herbs and spices

Whether you are preparing beef, chicken, pork, sauces, gravies or just want to give your palate a new taste sensation, the right herbs and spices can help you with your endeavors.

If you are a confident cook, you can experiment as your imagination and bravado dictates. There are no hard rules. I have listed some time tested ideas to use as a guideline. You will see that many are versatile enough to appear in several categories.

Eggs: basil, chives, dill, fennel, marjoram, parsley, shallot, tarragon and thyme

Cheeses: basil, caraway, chives, cumin seed, dill,marjoram, mint, parsley, poppy seed, sage,savory, sesame see, shallot, tarragon and thyme

Fish: basil, bay, chives, dill, marjoram, parsley, rosemary, tarragon and thyme

Poultry: basil, bay, caraway, chervil, chives, cumin, dill, garlic, marjoram, parsley,paprika, rosemary, sage, tarragon and thyme

Beef, Veal: basil, bay, coriander, cumin, dill, garlic, marjoram, parsley, rosemary, sage, savory, shallot, tarragon and thyme

Lamb: basil, bay, dill, garlic, mint, marjoram, rosemary, parsley, savory, tarragon, and thyme

Pork: anise, basil, bay, caraway, coriander, cumin, fennel, garlic, rosemary, sage, thyme

This not conclusive, there is no end to what can be created. Herbs and spices are not limited to meats. Breads, pies, cakes all use them, so do the vegetables.

Caraway seeds add to cabbage, and garlic compliments tomato dishes. I sprinkle dill on mashed potatoes for a pretty presentation. When making a Mexican dish, I turn to chili powder and cumin. Italian sauces beg for garlic, bay leaves, oregano, parsley and thyme. Decorate pie crusts with sprinkling of cinnamon and sugar mixed together.

Many dips can be created using either cream cheese, sour cream or avacado as the base and adding a sprinkling of herbs and spices.

Don't forget cinnamon, chamomile, mint and penny-royal for your teas. A sprig of mint also makes a pretty garnish to a pitcher of lemonade.

There is not much that I won't add to a salad, soup or omelet.

Experiment, and suit your tastes, that's who you're cooking for!


 

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • onegoodwoman profile imageAUTHOR

      onegoodwoman 

      7 years ago from A small southern town

      M.A. Hook.....

      Point taken.......not all of us grew up in the kitchen.

      I was concerned about insulting someone's intelligence!

    • profile image

      M. A. Hook 

      7 years ago

      I tried cooking with herbs once. Bought a whole array of them, took them home and put them on the shelf, where they stayed until I moved and threw them out. I had not one clue what to do with them between the shelf and the table. Never found anyone who wrote it up in the cookbooks, either. What really scared me off was that I read somewhere that you can't eat bay leaves; they will cut your insides up. What about the others? No clue anywhere.

      Want to do a public service? Give detailed instructions on how to use these, how much to use (I tried sprinkling oregano over spagetti once and my stomach burned all night), and when to put it in the pot or on the food. Some of us simply weren't allowed in the kitchen when Mom was cooking.

    • onegoodwoman profile imageAUTHOR

      onegoodwoman 

      7 years ago from A small southern town

      You are welcome Tonymac04,

      This is a topic with a lot of room for more!

      Thanks for reading my hubs. I appreciate it.

    • tonymac04 profile image

      Tony McGregor 

      7 years ago from South Africa

      Very useful - thanks for the info. I love using both spices and herbs and grow a few herbs in my little garden.

      Love and peace

      Tony

    • onegoodwoman profile imageAUTHOR

      onegoodwoman 

      7 years ago from A small southern town

      You are "2besure" that you are most welcome!

    • 2besure profile image

      Pamela Lipscomb 

      7 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Thanks for the tips. I love experimenting with different herbs and spices.

    • onegoodwoman profile imageAUTHOR

      onegoodwoman 

      7 years ago from A small southern town

      TY MarieAlice, glad to help!

    • MarieAlice profile image

      MarieAlice 

      7 years ago from Peru

      really useful hub, i still have doubts while using my spices. Thanks for the information!!!

    • onegoodwoman profile imageAUTHOR

      onegoodwoman 

      7 years ago from A small southern town

      TY, DjBryle......I am doing the groundwork, will be writing more in depth Hubs on some of these.

    • DjBryle profile image

      DjBryle 

      7 years ago from Somewhere in the LINES of your MIND, and HOPEFULLY at the RIPPLES of your HEART. =)

      Thanks for sharing such an informative hub! I love using herbs in our family meals! Two thumbs up! =)

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)