Summer means reaping the harvest of the garden and spending copious time weeding, to that end my five on Friday post is once again garden orientated. This week I have chosen to share five herbs that I enjoy in my garden. I use a lot of herbs in cooking, so they are a great addition to the kitchen.
First up is mint, we have tried many varieties but favour the common garden mint which is a perfect accompaniment to new potatoes.
Lemon thyme is another favourite that I use a lot. It is great chopped up in scrambled eggs for something a little different, a thyme butter is perfect for rubbing on chicken or pork for added flavour.
Chives is next up, it has been a little slow to get established but I do have several pots. It is my go to herb for salads in lots of forms but particularly potato salad. It is great with cheese and adds flavour to sour cream for baked potatoes.
I have several containers all around the garden of lavender and I must confess I rarely use it for cooking but I grow it to dry out for gifts. I dry the flowers and use to make lavender bags for the airing cupboard and drawers.
Last but not least is basil, a great addition to any Italian style meal it goes particularly well with tomatoes so is great added to any tomato based sauce. Once again I grow it in pots and is a great asset to the kitchen.
Five herbs that each have their own personalities but are a great addition to even the simplest of meals. Have you got a favourite go to herb? I am once again joining Amy at Love Made My Home for the Five on Friday post, pop over and see what everyone has been up to. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend, I will catch up with you when I get back.
See you soon.