Thursday, May 23, 2013

Cooking Tip of the Day

One way to "spice up your cooking lifestyle" is to use fresh herbs. They taste thousands of times better than those only-grandma-knows-how-old-they-are dried herbs in your cabinet.

They also come pretty cheap at the grocery store (I know that you can get small packages at some local grocery stores for about a dollar).

Rosemary, sage, thyme, and basil are my favorites, and you can put them on chicken/other meat before you roast it in the oven, in pasta, or even in a salad to give it an extra kick. Tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil, garlic, and balsamic vinegar is makes an amazing and aromatic salad!

Also, the flowers from herbs are edible, and can make the finishing touch to any dish.

Some food for thought...when cooking with thyme, try frying it in a pan in oil (say, before you cook your meat or add pasta sauce). The flavors come out of this herb much more when it is cooked in oil.

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