A garden window is a great place to grow fresh herbs to use in your favorite recipes. It doesn’t take a lot of space to plant enough seeds to result in fresh flavor all year-round. Research what will thrive in your climate and growing conditions and start planting today. Before you know it, you can have a variety of choices to take your tastebuds to the next level with these fabulous dishes.
1. Spaghetti Sauce
Start a family tradition by simmering tomatoes, either fresh or canned, with basil, oregano, and other Italian spices. This makes a great topping for pasta, of course, but you don’t have to stop there. Try using your creation as a homemade pizza sauce. Or, make a dip for breadsticks. Yum!
2. Pork Loin
Cover a pork loin with a mixture of rosemary and garlic and bake it until it reaches the appropriate temperature. Put a little water or chicken broth in the dish while it cooks so the meat stays moist. Serve with creamy mashed potatoes and crisp, steamed green beans and you’ve got a family meal to remember.
3. Chicken Noodle Soup
Nothing nourishes the body and soothes the soul quite like this classic. Sage and parsley can help build the flavor profile. Simmer these herbs all day with chicken, onions, garlic, carrots, celery, and whatever else your heart desires to make a special meal. In the last fifteen minutes or so, add your favorite type of noodles and cook until they are al dente. Put some bread or crackers on the table, and you’re ready to eat.
If you need more recipe inspiration, look at food websites for ideas. Get creative and try something you’ve never had before. You could end up with a new flavorful favorite to pass down for generations. Food can be an artform, so get cooking today!