In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Herb de Provence is a mixture of herbs, often including thyme, rosemary, tarragon, chervil, sage, marjoram, basil and fennel seed.
- Plant lettuce or marjoram in your gardens to protect them, peony to safeguard against storm damage, and sunflowers to generate anti-bug energies.
- For the cookpot there's French tarragon, marjoram, oregano, rosemary and thyme which hail from arid parts of the Mediterranean.
- There is nothing better than having fresh herbs on hand for cooking and marjoram, thyme, sage, chives, rosemary, parsley and basil will all thrive on a windowsill.
- The most distinct relatives of mint are basil, marjoram, oregano, rosemary, savory, and thyme, all of which are members of the Labiatae family.
- Many herbs get a head start when planted now, so put in some coriander, fennel, marjoram, oregano and parsley.
- Fennel, rosemary, marjoram, garlic, and juniper berries are variously favoured aromatics in Italian pork cookery.
- Herbs are essential ingredients and a generous mix of marjoram, basil, rosemary, and thyme is used for seasoning roast meats and the barbecue.
- Herbs have been included as well: marjoram for joy, rosemary for love and remembrance, and lemon balm for happy spirits and wishes fulfilled.
- Mature plants, such as sweet marjoram, lavender, and scented geraniums, should be cut back by about one-third their full height to make them more manageable.
- Sow herbs, including basil, chives, coriander and marjoram in the garden or in windowsill pots.
- The herbs grown include basil, chives, chervil, dill, lavender, mint, moss curled and Italian parsley, oregano, sage, sweet marjoram, savory and thyme.
- Herbs such as chives, lemon balm, marjoram, and mint are also attractive to insects.
- Add it to the sauce, then add chopped mint and marjoram.
- Rosemary and thyme both release their flavours in the heat of the oven - unlike the softie herbs such as basil, marjoram and oregano which can't take the heat and are best avoided here.
- Use any herbs that come to hand, but I recommend the following: sweet cicely, bronze fennel, chervil, flat-leaf parsley, marjoram or mint.
- Try herbs such as chamomile, mint, marjoram, lemon verbena, or scented geraniums (Pelargoniums).
- Chives, marjoram, mint, oregano, parsley, sage, tarragon, and thyme are good choices for a sunny kitchen windowsill.
- The Shakespeare Garden is planted with herbs referred to by Shakespeare in his plays, including mint, camomile, marjoram and lavender.
- In a sunny window, try oregano, rosemary, sage, sweet marjoram, and thyme.
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