Who doesn’t love the fresh aroma of herbs?
There isn’t a tasty dish that does not utilize at least one herb. Why then do we not want to grow our own herbs?
Our ancestors used to cultivate, harvest, and store food for rainy days. The ancient civilization learned the science of farming very early.
You do not need a green thumb to grow herbs. Most of the herbs are easy to grow in your home garden. The important thing is to dedicate a portion of your kitchen garden to grow herbs.
Herb gardening unlike fruit and vegetable farming requires less space. It is becoming popular due to various reasons. More importantly, because fresh herbs are not readily available, the product is mild and less spicy. On the other hand, fresh herbs from your home garden can impart tanginess to an otherwise lackluster recipe.
Your home herb garden can start with easy growing herbs which require less maintenance. With some experience and adeptness, you can steadily mature to harvesting herbs with apparent ease. Herb gardening provides us a link to Mother Nature, the hobby can be very refreshing and rejuvenating. It also provides us an opportunity to be in the outdoors space breathing fresh air instead of the stale environment of an air-conditioned room.
If you are not cooking with herbs, you are completely missing the health benefits that herbs provide without any side effects. Herbs have long provided our body’s immune system the necessary ingredients to work non-stop and immunity from diseases. Fresh herbs can make your food more appetizing, besides making it delicious and aromatic.
Culinary herbs that enhance the flavor of cuisines are known for their healing properties. Herbal green tea is recommended for obesity and lemongrass for cough. Whether it is Mediterranean or Asian cuisine, there are wide varieties of cooking herbs that feature in both cuisines. The gastronomy pertaining to a healthy diet cannot be complete without the addition of herbs.
Herbs are used for seasoning and garnishing. They are best when eaten raw, herb salads provide the nutrients and vitamins in a natural healthy way.
Cooking with herbs and using them in breakfast, lunch and dinner provide a good deal of resistance and invincibility of many diseases that attack mankind in the 40s.