I just got the perfect book for myself. You all may know how much I love to cook and to grow herbs, fruits and veggies in my garden. Well, my latest acquisition is Homegrown Herb Garden. The name may be deceiving. It's actually mostly a cookbook with fabulous recipes.
The first section of this book gives great tips on growing herbs and it also provides interesting facts and nutritional info about each herb. In my garden, I grow basil, chives, oregano, thyme, rosemary, bay laurel, mint, sage, and lavender, so the second part and most lengthy part of the book is to die for!
The book is filled with gorgeous photos of delicious recipes using all my backyard herbs. My favorite recipe is for the Nutty, Chocolaty Rosemary Cookies. The taste of chocolate and rosemary together is amazing!
Here are some of my herbs that I grow in containers,
but most of my herbs are grown in the ground.
Herbs are not fussy and so easy to grow!
I always have fresh herbs on hand,
no matter what I am cooking.
Here are some of the gorgeous photos
from this book.
Fines Herbes Quiche with Flowers
Nutty, Chocolaty Rosemary Cookies
Chunky Tomato, Olive and Mint Sauce
Heirloom Tomato and Peach Summer Salad
Springtime Vegetable Stir-Fry
Skirt Steak with Chimichurri
Chimichurri is a sauce that
Argentinians use on their grilled steak.
I grew up on this stuff,
and not only is it delicious,
it's also so good for you!
The addition of cilantro and marjoram
make this specific recipe so good.
All the recipes in this book are
and not difficult to prepare.
From sweet to savory,
this book covers a variety of
culinary cultures too!
It really one of my favorite books this year!