...recapture the garden's essence as you uncork a spice
Here's our gift to you for these late winter days, a Herb Use
• What to add to beef, chicken, asparagus... you name it
• Which herbs to combine,
• How to grow each of the herbs on the chart.
Tip: If you're nurturing a young
Red peppers as an annual, harvesting the fruit for drying;
center, dill as a cool season annual, and below, right, bay as a
potted tree grown outside in summer, indoors in winter.
It's all in a convenient Excel worksheet so you can use it and
even add your own notes and recipes.
Download the 18-herb basic file, an 8 page
Excel worksheet. Pages 1 and 2 are sized to print, place back to
back, laminate and fit behind your spice rack as a ready-reference
for the cook. Includes basil, bay, cumin, dill, garlic, ginger,
mint, mustard, onion, oregano, paprika, parsley, red pepper, sage,
savory, rosemary, thyme.
Download the 50-herb advanced chart, a 24 page
The chart's growing even as you read this, as expert friends
finish their review and send their additions. We update as we add
to it. We've begun adding illustrations, too -- herb plants and
dried herb images. Have fun watching this grow, or speed it up by
Sponsor for this effort.
Below: The smell of oregano makes our mouths water even as
it helps stave our hunger for the garden.
Below, left: Cumin seeds and powder: It's a building block
of the seasonings mixes called curry and also of "taco
Below, right: Ginger root will keep for months if wrapped tightly
and refrigerated. It may also be sliced thin and dried. You can
grow your own in a pot and harvest enough for a winter of stir fry
and spiced fruit. Ginger's a handsome houseplant, too!