Join me in My Spring Kitchen while I discuss the romance of herbs and create four recipes using fresh herbs straight from my garden. I hope you enjoy today’s video and post.
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Herbs in Abundance
It is one of the most beautiful times of the year. The land seems renewed, the garden is ready to burst forward and give us its bounty. The sun is shining but not too hot to soak it up.
It is a time of great joy and harmony in the natural world. It is also a time when the herbs are abundant and a time when I like to take a lighter approach in the kitchen.
Putting away the heaviness of winter meals and welcoming the freshness of the spring season. I love to use fresh herbs in my kitchen. There is something almost romantic about them.
The pleasure of heading out the door with my scissors and a basket to collect them on a beautiful spring day. Bringing them inside with all their vibrant smells that fill the air the moment you begin to chop them. If I only grew two things it would be flowers and herbs. Each provides beauty and enhances the experience of daily living.
Cooking with Fresh Herbs
I can remember a time when herbs intimidated me. If this is you, you are not alone. At that time, I didn’t understand the flavor components and felt they weren’t worth adding to meals. This was especially so if I had to buy them, as herbs can be expensive depending on where you purchase them.
As I became more skilled in the kitchen and experienced in life. I have recognized the little touches that add beauty and vibrancy to daily life. Like the growing and use of herbs on a spring day.
If you can, start an herb garden. They are some of the simplest things to grow and need very little space to grow them abundantly. Start with a pot outside your kitchen door that you can cut from easily. I promise you, this simple act will enhance this whole cooking with herbs experience and have you using your favorite herbs daily come spring.
Herbs for Sweet and Savory Dishes
Today I am making a Dill Potato Salad, a Tuscan spring salad, and a Steak with Herb Butter for an entire meal made with herbs. I have also chosen a crisp sweet and buttery cookie for dessert with a batch of these Rosemary Butter Cookies.
The dishes chosen are showcasing a blend of sides, meat, and even a dessert, where I am utilizing the flavors of fresh herbs. I chose these dishes specifically to share with you the concept of using herbs in a variety of ways you might not be familiar with. Opening up our minds and palettes to new flavors is one of the very best uses of fresh herbs.
All of the recipes shared today, employ different fresh herbs from the garden. Each provides a freshness and aromatic quality that somehow transforms the ordinary into the exceptional.
Proving that foods made in the simplest of ways are the most delicious.
The spring kitchen is like no other. It is light, fresh, and abundant. After a long winter of hearty meals, the spring kitchen is a welcome sight to many of us tired of the heaviness of wintertime cooking.
So as we welcome spring, I invite you to explore the possibilities of cooking or baking with fresh herbs in your kitchen.
Remember that a small but measurable moment of joy can transform a mundane task like cooking into an enjoyable one. Even something as ordinary as popping out your kitchen door to grab herbs for dinner.
Thank you for joining me in today’s post. I hope it inspired you in your spring kitchen.
Happy Spring to You!
On The Menu
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A light tangy potato salad packed with delicious dill flavor and perfect served alongside grilled meats, sandwiches or even enjoyed alone.
This lightly seasoned salad is simple to make and creates a lovely light lunch or side dish for a spring meal.
Juicy and bursting with flavor, this steak is easy to make and dressed up with an incredible homemade herb butter to spread across the steak.
Crisp, buttery and lightly scented with just a hint of rosemary. These cookies are perfect for tea times and serving alongside bold cups of coffee.
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