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and thats ganga herb (marijuana!)!
Puff puff give every day am I right guys?
sometimes i remember to chop them up and freeze them; sometimes i forget and the rest of the herbs go mouldy.
i would like a herb garden
i've been in the smae relationship for ten years and i guess after a while you start getting away with moderately eccentric behaviour that wouldn't be acceptable if you were "courting".
:D they were in a bag, there was a sneaky little hole in it. Damn sneaky little hole!
Also- I miss my heb garden!
we have enough plastic pots in our house to set up our own distribution centre. they're left over from when the little'un was weaning and we'd make up batches of puréed sweet potato or whatever and stick them in the freezer. </domesticity>
best thing I've done in months.
one with old ice cream tubs and takeaway tubs, the other with assorted "baby" tupperware. i don't know where this places me on the tupperware hierarchy.
Cumin, Turmeric, Sage, Basil, Paprika and Chili Flakes are usually in stock at our place.
two jars of herbs then
It's the best thing ever, obviously.
I could also pick all the coriander off your plate, thus making us both happy.
It's a match made in heaven.
but i like it
it makes a really nice dressing with yoghurt, lemon juice and black pepper.
If anyones ever had a goldfish where they let the tank get really rank (thats me, miss lazy herself), thats what coriander reminds me off. Fish poo.
all mongy and I have to chuck them out. I've got a basil plant that is THRIVING though.
I also have nuff spices.
If anyone can tell me how to make a mint plant last longer than a couple of weeks, I'll be delighted to hear from them.
As I've got a 50p basil plant thriving on my windowsill. I found that during the summer it was too sunny on the window so left it in a less sunny spot. Watered a lot every day. Still going strong now on the windowsill - though not much growth as not much sunshiiiiinnnnneeeeee at this time of year.
when I remember to.
is it a sunny windowsill or a dark one?
mine always die.
Mine is happy enough in the window.
Nothing quite like dry-roasting coriander/cumin seeds (until they 'become aromatic' obviously) then grinding them up in a pestle and mortar.
do you think i'm wasting my time/money chopping them up and freezing them? do you think i might as well just buy dried herbs?
apart from Oregano obviously. I tend to use herbs for GARNISHING THAT PLATE NOW.
i like herbs.
dried or fresh?
i'll use dried for stews / casseroles but fresh for things like pad thai.
unless you're making carrot and coriander soup.
Dill is the best herb, wothout a doubt. Marjoram's pretty fucking sweet too. Honourable mention to basil and oregano.
coriander is great in curries. Dill does a job with a bit of fish but that's about it. It's a one trick pony which coincidentally is pony and wears BIG PONY aftershave.
it may be limited in its application, but my god does it make up for it in its exquisite flavour, and the extent to which it improves the dish.
See also: mint.
peas with mint.
lovely stuff it was.
But seeds are acceptable in curries etc.
Carrot and coriander soup is the work of the devil.
FOR I HAVE BEEN WORSHIPPING THE WRONG GOD.
It even *sounds* better than all other soups.
I think it's fair to say that this is the end of a beautiful friendship.
King of all herbs. Bow down to its aniseedy goodness.
Fresh basil with green pesto = :-)
Although, I just really like honey.
I love food but I hate herb overload.
Does it actually have anything to do with parsley? Because I fucking hate parsley, but I fucking love coriander.
otherwise no leanings
got to get a herb garden going in the spring I think...my basil plants grow quite well, key is to water the saucer not the plant...
so I will do it sometimes and scrpae the nasty little bits off mine!
I had THE best roast yesterday. (No, I haven't started my diet yet :/ )
i haven't had a roast in AGES. i definitely have roast dinner envy now.
How made up is that?
going on up ^there.
Coriander is the king of herbs. I use it in probably half the things I cook, often as a core ingredient (like a vegetable). Any Moroccan recipe calling for flat-leaf parsley (shudder) — e.g. chermoula — I use coriander instead.
You coriander haters are seriously and objectively crazy.
e.g. lovage, easy to grow in pot in garden, i grow it in a pot with some sweet cicely (they're both umbellifers so like similarly wettish soil, would do equally well with coriander, fennel, parsley or dill)
lovage has really strong heavy taste can boost thinnish tasting veg sauces and stews (much as people would with bovril or bisto or similar, for thin meat sauces)
next spring i'm going to make myself a herb garden.
rosemary, sage also dont like too much water
so maybe stick some in one pot and some in the other?
obviously plants like oregano thyme sage marjoram go in one pot (cos they like it drained/dryish, if you have a ceramic pourous planter then this is for them.(also if soil is too wet/heavy, add grit/ coarse sand/ gravel)
for the wet plants (see aBOVE...ALSO mint, basil (although you might like to grow basil inside) have a non ceramic (plastic) and fill it with water retaining stuff
(learn to identify hairy bittercress, so that when/if it invades into your containers, you can actually keep it and crop from it
i love rocket.
part of me would quite like an allotment, but it's quite a commitment. i'll stick with pots of herbs for now.
despite only using it for paella, maybe to season some wedges or a nice goulash a few times over winter.
So I have six full jars of it at home and at least one (probably two) at 'stairs house. Might have a further few at my mum's house as well.
I'm getting the same way with cumin and I do also have some paprika/cumin mixes in separate jars (for lamb machoui)
I've typed all that then thought that they're probably spices, not herbs. Oh well.
The cats have turned the middle of it into a den and it's full of toys and mouse/shrew corpses :(
not entirely sure i want to use fresh herbs anymore.