What are your favorite herbs to use in cooking? Why?

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  1. MissJamieD profile image69
    MissJamieDposted 7 years ago

    Some people may say that food is meant to be eaten in it's rawest form. I believe spices make a dull meal, happy!

    I love S & P, sea salt, garlic salt, basil, cumin, oregano and dillweed.

    1. Troppus1 profile image60
      Troppus1posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I really love nutmeg - more so when making meals around Thanksgiving because it ads that extra "homey" feel.

      Rosemary is a great addition to lamb and mutton type meats as well.

    2. Daniella Lopez profile image93
      Daniella Lopezposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      For meats I absolutely love Rosemary. The smell is amazing and I think it gives meats a delicious "sweetness". It's excellent for Chicken, Lamb, and Beef.

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    klarawieckposted 7 years ago

    I love thyme, rosemary, parsley and oregano but parsley is poisonous if eaten in excess. It can cause a pregnant woman to abort, so I've heard.

    1. DeborahNeyens profile image95
      DeborahNeyensposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I never heard that about parsley.  Interesting.  I did hear that it's supposed to aid digestion, which is how the tradition of garnishing food with a sprig of parsley came to be.

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    Arlene V. Pomaposted 7 years ago

    Basil.  Any kind of basil does it for me.  It is so easy to grow and enhances any dish.  I love throwing my fresh basil on my homemade tomato sauce.  There's something about growing your own herbs and vegetables that makes life so sweet.  I would recommend basil to any beginning gardener.

    1. DeborahNeyens profile image95
      DeborahNeyensposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Cilantro is another easy one to start in a pot.  I try to have a pot of each in my kitchen window all winter long.

  4. DeborahNeyens profile image95
    DeborahNeyensposted 7 years ago

    Thyme.  I use it with vegetables, meats, potatoes, soups.  Love the aroma!


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