Now you can add the savory
flavors of fresh herbs to all your cooking.
It's so easy - here's all you do: Place good
soil into 5 small pots (or even tin cans or
any other containers), then scatter seed on
top of the soil in each. Next, compress seed
into the soil, water carefully, and place
planted pots in a sunny window. Keep moist
until seedlings appear; then water only as
needed. Begin harvesting leaves and sprigs
after plants are somewhat sizable. As you
harvest leaves, others will appear,
providing you with an almost endless supply
of fresh herbs.
One of the all-time most popular herbs, dill
is fun and easy to grow-in your garden or in
a pot on a sunny windowsill. The aromatic
young branches are used to flavor salads,
pickles, vinegar, sauces, soups, stews, and
chicken, lamb and fish dishes. Packet is 400
(Also called Cilantro.) This is one of the
top herbs used in innovative contemporary
cooking. It's also very easy to grow. Gather
leaves and use them whole, fresh or dried,
on fowl, meats and other spicy dishes. As
seeds ripen, gather them and use them whole
or crushed on pastry, beans, stew, sausage,
and fish. Packet is 500 mg.
Here's another herb that's more popular
every year. Basil's aromatic leaves have a
spicy, clover-like flavor great for tomato
dishes, soups, stews, spaghetti, fish,
poultry and salads. Packet is 400 mg.
Everyone knows parsley as a garnish, but it
also has a wonderful flavor. Great for
almost everything from sauces to gourmet
fish dishes. It'll make an attractive, deep
green, frilly plant on your windowsill, but
if you set some of the root outside, you'll
have it every year. Packet is 300 mg.
An all-time favorite, this relative of the
onion is great for flavoring any dish that
needs a "zing." Tasty in soups, on
vegetables, and also in sauces, you can
gather chives, chop them, and use your
imagination. They improve almost any dish.
The plants also reward you with lovely
purplish flowers, which are also edible-a
great accent on salads! Packet is 400 mg.