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Weekend Quiz: How Do You Herb?

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last month

I grow some herbs. I wish I had a few more and a fewer snails. There are some things that just have to be fresh, IMO. Tarragon, basil, mint. There are others which I grow, like oregano and thyme, which are just fine dried, though since I grow them, I use fresh. Then there are the ones, like dill, which I'll buy fresh, notice a big difference with dried, but I don't grow and will use dried if that's what I have. Lightly rehydrating (usually just moisture from the dish, but enough time to let it be soaked up). Then there are the vegetables that are used as aromatics. While I use fresh as a base for cooking, I also have uses for dried, like onion powder, dehydrated chopped onions, garlic powder, dried parsley (which is under aromatics for me because I use fresh from the garden differently), dried hot peppers, chopped dehydrated sweet pepper mix, etc.


So I got to wondering what you all use. Here's an incomplete list. Use it or make your own, and tell us dried, fresh, dehydrated, powdered. Additional commentary welcome but not required.


Parsley (curly)

Parsley (flat)

Sage

Rosemary

Thyme

Basil

Mint

Oregano

Mexican Oregano (not actually oregano)

Lavender

Tarragon

Chives

Curry leaf

Cilantro/Coriander

Dill

Bay

Yarrow

Lovage

Sorrel

Rue

Savory


(Pick your poison)

Peppercorns

Sweet Peppers

Hot Peppers


Ginger

Fennel (bulb, pollen)

Fennel seed

Turmeric

Celery (leaf, stem)

Celery Root

Celery Seed

Lemongrass

Garlic

Carrot

Horseradish

Turnip

Parsnip

Onion

Scallion

Shallot

Leek


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