Herbs are wonderful add-ins, bringing bold flavors, subtle fragrances, and bright colors to the table.
What’s even better about herbs is that they are easy to grow, meaning that you can have fresh herbs in your kitchen all the time. Herbs will grow in almost any container, meaning that even if you don’t have a big yard or even a square foot of soil, there is nothing to get in the ways of a small container garden. Just be sure your container gardens have plenty of drainage, and you’ll be set. In late winter, you can plant cilantro, parsley, and chives.
Or, there are always great perennials like oregano, sage, and rosemary, meaning that if they grow well you’ll never have to get them at the grocery store again. For spring and summer, plant some basil: it will grow well in full sun with warm, moist soil and moist air. Once your herbs are growing, there are great recipes to celebrate the bounty of the garden. Try Spring Pea Pasta with Ricotta and Herbs, or Skillet Orzo with Fish and Herbs. Whether they use the whole garden or one flourishing pot, fresh herbs make cooking fun and flavors vibrant.