The Basics of Herbs

This spring I started a windowsill herb garden in my kitchen. Herbs seem to be the only things I can grow, so I stocked up on curly basil, cilantro, mint, and sweet basil. The thing is, I only know a dish or two that I like to use each of them for. Basically I have a lot of herbs and not a lot of recipes. That’s one of the reasons I got really excited when I came across Illustrated Bites’ The Basics of Herbs and some other illustrations detailing how to best prepare them. The second reason was of course the illustrations themselves. Now I’m all set to take on a crazy world of flavor, just in time for summer! (via Ritzy Bee)

  • Melissa

    May 16, 2012 at 11:16 am Reply

    I love this illustration! SO beautiful. My mom helped me plant a garden this year, it’s all in felt pots. We’re growing basil and mint (my two favorites).

    I love fresh herbs!

  • Amberly @ The Good Life

    May 16, 2012 at 11:23 am Reply

    I have an herb garden in my kitchen too, and had no idea what to do with sage. This is great!

  • Amy @ Picture It

    May 16, 2012 at 11:31 am Reply

    I’m not a very good cook, so herbs have always overwhelmed me. I love this guide and will be using it in the future. Thanks for the book recommendation!

  • adele

    May 16, 2012 at 2:26 pm Reply

    I love growing my own herbs & try to add as many fresh herbs to cooking as possible!

  • franky

    May 17, 2012 at 10:54 am Reply

    Nice blog! I just discovered your blog today and its fantastic! Growing your own herbs is way better than purchasing them in the grocery store…do you plant your herbs in the garden as well? how did you design it and which type of herbs did you plant?

  • bertha

    June 2, 2013 at 11:55 pm Reply

    I would love to hand this herb info out to the garden club members, would you mind if I printed it and shared it, and I am in a garden tour on June 23, and would post it in my yard, if that is okay.
    Very creative, Thank you for sharing

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