Taking advantage of the gorgeous weather today, I decided to get out and do some planting at the Chapel Hill store. We have a great sunny spot in front of the patio which is ideal for summer herbs. I”ve always felt that cooking with fresh herbs makes such a difference in the food I make at home, and I love being able to walk out to my garden and pick them right off the stem. This time of year it”s so easy to bring that same freshness to the food we serve at the market.
In the summer we serve an heirloom tomato and basil salad, dressed with no more than good-quality olive oil like Pasolivo , salt & pepper. It”s so simple and one of our most popular salads.
I love the colors in this sage. There are so many varieties of “everyday” herbs, each with their own distinct flavor.
Thyme is a really flavorful garnish, and I love to use it on grilled steak or chicken with a drizzle of olive oil.
I encourage you to plant potted herb gardens if they don”t have space in the yard. You can put them right in with other flowers and succulents for a pretty mixed pot. They not only look beautiful, but taste great.