Monday, August 16, 2010

Barrels of Herbs

Sweet Basil, Thyme, Marjoram, Chocolate Mint, Pennyroyal, and Peppermint

Yesterday was the last day of Master Ken's summer herb class. For the past 8 weeks, I have tried to learn as much about herbs as I could.  I also have 2 barrels of mix herbs to show the little knowledge I have gained.

I have slowly but surely started to integrate herbs into my cooking. When I pick green beans, I also pick basil to sauté with the beans. I have also made hot tea using fresh marjoram, peppermint, lavender, ginger, and stevia.

I now have 3 different kinds of mint - Pennyroyal, Chocolate  Mint, and Peppermint. I am most familiar with the scent of Peppermint.  Chocolate Mint doesn't smell or taste like chocolate. Pennyroyal has many medicinal uses and its essential oil is highly toxic.

Lemon Basil, Sage, Peppermint, Pennyroyal, and Chocolate Mint

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