One of the marks of a great cook is how he or she uses herbs for seasoning their culinary creations. And rule number one for any great cook is fresh herbs for seasoning! Fresh-grown herbs from your herb garden bring gourmet flavorings to your kitchen and to every kind of dish and recipe you make. Keep in mind that herbs are very easy to grow whether in a garden or in a container.
Bring exceptional aromatics and flavor to your culinary creations with the Cook’s Garden new, fresh herb collections. For example, with the Herbs de Provence Collection, you can create the classic seasoning mix, a prized standard of gourmet chefs everywhere. This blend of dried herbs lends exceptional aromatics and flavor to nearly any dish. It includes Genovese Basil, Lavender Lady, Marjoram, and Common Thyme plants. Also it includes Chervil, Florence Fennel, and Summer Savory seeds.
Another delightful group of herbs for the garden is Culinary Classics Herb Plant Collection. This collection is a delightful mix of scents mingling in the air. Then there is the lure of the leaves with their various textures and tones of color. This is a collection of the finest, most flavorful, and hardiest herbs available anywhere. Throughout the growing season there will be an ample supply of the freshest, most flavorful herbs to add piquancy and depth to your culinary adventures. The collection includes: summerlong basil, rosemary, oregano, sage, thyme and sweet marjoram.
A really terrific variety of herbs is the Cook’s Cupboard Organic Herb Plant Collection. This group of herbs will make everyday cooking an adventure in dining. This is a truly wonderful collection of herb plants used as culinary seasonings. There will be ample yield throughout the season from each plant for fresh use and also for drying when the growing season is over. Pungent Serrata Basil from Southeast Asian is great for use in stir-fries. Flat Leaf Parsley is the best choice for cooking because it has more flavor than curly types. Slender shoots of freshly-snipped Chives provide a mild onion flavor when sprinkled on potatoes, eggs, and salads. Use fresh Dill for dips, salad dressings, or cream sauces. And use Spearmint for savory dishes like lamb, a refreshing tea or essential special-occasion candies. Add Italian Oregano, the most often used Mediterranean herb in making tomato sauces, especially at harvest time.
The Herb Vinaigrette Collection is a great collection of 6 gourmet herb plants that make delicious vinaigrettes. A vinaigrette dressing is the zesty dressing that enhances the flavor of salads. It brings salads to life by finely coating lettuce leaves with a bright, flavorful combination of herbs, vinegar, oil, sugar and water. Grow these gourmet herbs and dry them for dazzling salads. The herb plants included are: Garlic Chives, Sweet Marjoram, Greek Oregano, Double Curled Parsley, Rosemary, and Common Thyme.