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Favorite herb or spice?

Discussion in 'Food Forum' started by MrsKitty, Jul 22, 2006.

  1. MrsKitty

    MrsKitty

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    I was snipping my basil today and got to thinking about how much I love it. It is my absolute favorite herb, with chocolate mint coming in second.

    What is your favorite?
     
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    GARLIC - im 20 miles north of the garlic capital of the world
     

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    Fresh sage, and fresh tarragon are both completely underused. So good.

    Off topic, beets are the best vegetable that hardly ever gets served.
     
  4. MrsKitty

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    Garlic ranks right up there with salt and pepper as the norm. I don't consider it to be an herb. It is a part of everything! :)
     
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    Rosemary and garlic.....
     
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    garlic is not an herb or a spice, it is GARLIC and it stands alone.

    I like corriander. It adds a aromatic quality to whatever it is in.
    Basil is also fantastic stuff. Especially with tomatoes, fresh buffalo mozzerella, and good olive oil....

    I gotta go to the store now...
     
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    Short Cut PatrioticMember CLM

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    Garlic doesn't count?

    I like cilantro a bunch too. :eat:
     
  8. Mild Bill

    Mild Bill Millennium Member

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    Buy this stuff...

    The 'Salt-Free Rural Style' that's listed on top...

    http://www.thespicehouse.com/product/product_Adobo-Seasoning.php

    It has nothing to do with the supermarket 'Adobo seasonings'...

    Marinate Flank Steak 'or other meat' overnight with this, salt, pepper, and olive oil---
    before tossing on the grill...
    After letting the meat rest off the heat, the juice that emerges qualifies as a damn beverage!

    Thinner meat requires less time marinating...

    It enhances the meat, it doesn't disguise its beefy taste...

    Like it advertises, I use it here and there on tons of things...

    Tuna Fish, Quesadillas, Egg Salad, Steamed Veggies, Sautéed Green Beans--- whatever...

    My gift to you...

    Take time and get into their product selection... Try stuff!
    Nice folks too...

    :beer:
     
  9. rhikdavis

    rhikdavis U.S. Veteran

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    Damn, Bill..Im gonna print out all your food posts and make a cookbook.
     
  10. Mild Bill

    Mild Bill Millennium Member

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    Thanks...

    I love my job, but if I could spend every waking hour in a premium kitchen I'd do it!

    :beer:
     
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    cilantro
    sage
    cumin

    and probably fennel seeds
     
  12. SouthernGal

    SouthernGal What's Up Dox?

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    Cumin is by far my favorite. I love the way it smells.
     
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    MB-G26 Non-existent STUPID GURL Lifetime Member

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    Gotta have Basil (fresh if possible), garlic, thyme, rosemary, sage, (no, don't sing :) lemon grass, red onion, oregano, tarragon, etc.
     
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    I'm confused on this garlic is not a herb thing . If it isn't a herb what is it? and what makes a herb a herb ?

    btw: It was voted herb of 2004 also.


    http://www.apinchof.com/garlic2004.htm
     
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    Regardless of the vote.

    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/herb

     
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    1. Basil - I plant 4-6 plants each spring.
    2. Garlic - Always fresh - never garlic powder.
    3. Rosemary - with chicken - mmmmmmmm.

    Several others, but these are my favorites.
     
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    I need to do some trimming on my rosemary. Maybe a chicken soon :)
     
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    Are maybe even better.
     
  20. Mild Bill

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    If it's a root, seed, or bark, it's usually considered a spice...

    Leaves, stems, & blossoms, are considered herbs...

    Saffron is 'part' of a flower but is considered a spice...

    And then you have, your nuts...

    :beer: