Voici certaine des herbes que je cultive dans mon jardin. Elles sont toutes essentielles à ma cuisine!
Here are some of the fresh herbs I keep in my garden. Each and every one of them is essential to French cooking except for basil, chamomile and mint!
Be careful if you plant mint, sage or rosemary. They grow A LOT!! Mint is impossible to get rid of…
Chives and parsley for my salads
Rosemary for potatoes and stews
Basil for those amazing tomato mozza I’ll prepare for my friends this summer
Tarragon for my tomato sauce and vinaigrettes
Serpolet (Thyme). It’s called “herb for peas” in France as it is fantastic with peas and green beans
Mint for fresh infusions, my famous mint custard and fruit salads
Lemon chamomile for infusions as well as some of my beef dishes
Pineapple Sage for fruit salads or in my “crème Anglaise”
Proper sage for pizza and home made ravioli
Oregano on my Italian dishes
Lemon Thyme for tea
Regular thyme for EVERYTHING :0) Here you can see my friends the “gendarmes” harvesting. We call these little guys “gendarmes” because the design on their back looks like a mask with mustaches. In the old days, all gendarmes (cops) in France had a big thick mustache. I also call them my friends, because I used to play with them for hours when I was a kid and the grown ups didn’t pay attention to me…
Bay leaves in most soups and stews! Not too much though as it can make you sick…