Tastes like something’s missing?! Ever tried a marinade or a pizza without seasoning? What about a steak, a dip or tomato and mozzarella? It’s probably best you don’t, because most of these meals only really taste great when fresh herbs are added. You can also use basil, parsley, thyme & co. to rustle up tasty dishes from scratch, plus they also do wonders for your health. But first things first!
Some things get better with age, but that isn’t always the case. Well, at least not for herbs, which only release their full aroma when they are fresh. The best example is tomato and mozzarella. Served with dried basil? Unthinkable. If you want to make sure you always have these culinary wonders close to hand, a herb garden is a great idea. It will even come up with the goods on a windowsill or the balcony. The FRESH HERBS TRIO herb pot has space for three pots and even provides water for the plants via a wick. If you want to get the most out of your herbs, there are a few tips to consider when you pick them. After all, different herbs have different needs. Then you’ll need to make sure you use the herbs as quickly as possible: that way, they’ll keep their aroma and retain their essential oils. By the way, fresh herbs are more rich in vitamins than their dried counterparts, making them a vital component of any healthy diet.
Fresh herbs aren’t just for refining dishes – these aromatic wonders can also be used to create fantastic delicacies. A unique herb oil makes a wonderful present, or you can get your vitamin fix with a green smoothie. You can also whip up a tasty basil pesto: all you need is a TURBOLINE herb and vegetable cutter, two to three handfuls or basil leaves, a decent helping of parmesan, some toasted pine nuts and a couple of tablespoons of some good olive oil – all done! A tea made with fresh sage and thyme is sure to soothe the soul. Pour into the PLAZA vacuum jug to keep it hot for hours.
Herbs can do so much more than you might think – they can even have a healing effect. So-called medicinal herbs include the leaves, blossoms, fruit, roots or seeds of various plants. Elderflower, for example, is anti-inflammatory and helps to soothe pain; then there’s caraway, which has antispasmodic properties, and ginger and linseed, which act as antioxidants.
Your kitchen needs herbs! So, what are you waiting for? Get cracking on your herb garden!