Braai Herbs

Braai herbs Blurb: We love braai’s but they can become bland….the same old, same old. Add herbs (to everything) for the best braai on the block Herb marinades and rubs Rosemary – two tablespoons of fresh rosemary or two large sprigs, half a cup of lemon juice, an eighth of a cup of olive oil […]

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Sweet Herbs

Sweet herbs for flavouring fruit punches, refreshing teas and desserts, as well as teatime favourites like cakes, biscuits and scones. Except for Stevia rebaudiana that can be used as a substitute for sugar, herbs with a sweet, fruity, or aromatic flavour are not overpowering. Their presence is subtle, adding a hint of pineapple in the […]

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Oriental Vegetables

Oriental Vegetables It is the ideal time to add some Oriental vegetables to the veggie and herb garden. A rich source of vitamins, minerals and natural fiber that will help to give you a natural feeling of vitality and energy. Fresh, unprocessed vegetables are low in sodium and can help to reduce weight gain due […]

Asparagus

Asparagus – The supreme vegetable

Asparagus – The Supreme Vegetable • When the Roman emperor Augustus wanted something done quickly he commanded it to be done “citius quam asparagi coquintur” (quicker than you can cook asparagus). This admonition from Augustus describes for us the manner in which most asparagus aficionados believe asparagus should be cooked: the quicker the better. There […]

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Dill

Dill, with its greyish-green foliage, has been a favoured culinary herb for centuries. Though dill is best known as a pickling herb for cucumbers, the leaves can be used fresh or dried in salads, meats, especially fish, vegetable dishes and soups. Used whole or ground the seeds add zest to bread, cheese, and salad dressing. […]

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Coriander

Coriander Coriander, or also known as Cilantro, has great application in cooking and so essential when it comes to enjoying a good curry dish. The soft leaves are used fresh, mixed in with the food or as a garnish just before serving to ensure a burst of flavour. The lesser known Vietnamese Coriander, also known […]

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Oregano

Three ways to use Oregano: 1. Add oregano to omelets, frittatas and quiches for a peppery flavor. Use in dishes in combination with garlic, thyme, parsley and olive oil to spice them up. 2. Pick a bunch of Oregano flowers and Basil leaves, place in a vase on the kitchen windowsill to act as a […]

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Bronze Fennel

Bronze Fennel Bronze Fennel: One of the most attractive herbs with its soft wispy leaves and unique bronze colour that adds a lot of visual interest in the garden. Growing up to 1.8m high and 1m wide it makes the perfect backdrop for cottage gardens. With the same sweet liquorice flavour as Sweet Fennel, Bronze […]

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Mustard

Mustard Mustard greens are very popular in China for stir-fry, and mostly used cooked. The oriental mustards are a very large group of rather coarse-leaved brassicas, usually having a spicy flavour. The main advantage for the gardener is that they are very robust, tolerating a wide range of soil types, and most are exceptionally hardy, […]

Marjoram

Marjoram

Marjoram Marjoram has a slightly minty, citrus taste with a hint of spice. Marjoram leaves are best fresh because of their mild flavour. The delicate flavour of marjoram may be lost if it is added too early in the cooking process, therefore add at the very end of cooking. It goes well in salads, dressings, […]