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    Fresh Basil in Louisville

    Basil is one of the hallmarks of summer! And the Genovese variety is everything you could want in a basil - flavorful, tender, slightly sweet and perfect for pesto. But don't stop at pesto! Sprinkle basil over pasta, salad or watermelon. Put a whole leaf onto a slice of tomato and eat with a piece of fresh mozzarella. Add it to your favorite vinaigrette. Basil is freshly cut just for you and sold in bunches, leaves and stem. In mid-summer, we'll have Pesto Packs for sale, which is just six cups of gorgeous leaves, enough for one big batch of pesto.  
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    Fresh Thai Basil in Louisville

    As the name suggest, Thai basil is often used in Thai cuisine, and is wonderful is soups, stews and curries. It also makes a delicious garnish. The flavor is more sharply anise based than sweet basil. It cuts wonderfully through rich flavors and is a fabulous counterpart to spicy peppers. Thai basil is freshly cut just for you and sold in bunches, leaves and stem.
  • Bronze fennel leaves are delicate and deliver a light hint of botanical anise flavor to your dishes. Unlike bulb fennels, bronze fennel is used only for its leaves, which range in color from deep bronze to bronzey-green. Use these fine leaves as a finishing garnish on fish (it's especially lovely on poached fish!), roasted asparagus, green beans, or root vegetables. In salad dressings or sauces, the bronze fennel leaves add a light licorice flavor that's less assertive than many other anise and anise flavored herbs. Bronze fennel pairs well with dill and chervil. It's also makes a gorgeous garnish on any plate. Back to Culinary Herbs
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    Fresh chamomile in Louisville now available

    Sold by the scoop. Each scoop is approximately half an ounce. Chamomile flowers have been steeped and enjoyed as a soothing tea for centuries. Most tea bags and mixes use dried flowers and leaves but the fresh flowers have an extraordinary flavor and they're very pretty. You can also dry the flowers at home to make tea in the future. While tea is probably the most common association with chamomile, it has lots of other uses, too. As a culinary herb, chamomile adds a light floral flavor to desserts though it's best used by infusing butter, oil or another ingredient. When it comes to skin care, chamomile is a champion. It's relaxing, soothing and anti-inflammatory, making it perfect in baths or as part of a salve or balm. Learn more about Growing and Using Chamomile
    DISCLAIMER: As with any medicine or medicinal substance, consult your doctor before using. The information offered here is just that, information. It is not given as advice or medical guidance. Use at your own risk. For more information about using herbs medicinally, I highly recommend these books:  
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    Fresh Chives in Louisville

    Chives are a fantastic, flavorful member of the allium family. These soft green stems add a light oniony flavor to potatoes and salads. Chives are fresh cut and do not include the bulb. Like chive and want more chive? Check out 'Just Chive' my house made herb salt and Pretty & Pink, my chive blossom and Himalayan pink sea salt blend. Sold in bunches. Back to Culinary Herbs Fresh chives in Louisville, available seasonally
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    Fresh cilantro in Louisville

    There's nothing like a sprinkle of freshly cut cilantro leaves! Add them to salsa, mix them into rice or garnish your pad thai. This herb is highly versatile and adds an unmistakable flavor and freshness to SO many dishes. Sold in bunches. Quantity is limited. Once the first round of cilantro "bolts" in the summer's heat, it will be hard to find locally. Making mint chutney? Check out the Mint Chutney Mix. Back to Culinary Herbs
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    Fresh dill in Louisville!

    Name a more iconic combination than fresh dill and salmon! Dill is famous for being the perfect companion to salmon, and many other fish, but it's also wonderful with summer vegetables or alongside roasted honey carrots. A sprinkle of dill can add depth to a salad and it's a great garnish for hummus plates or summer salads. And, of course, you can't make dill pickles without fresh dill. Fresh dill is fresh cut and sold in bunches. Your bunch may contain 'Fernleaf' and/or 'Mammouth' varieties. Back to Culinary Herbs
  • Lemon balm is highly prized for it's light, fresh lemony scent and flavor. The leaves are medium sized and flavorful. You can use lemon balm leaves to flavor salads, and desserts or even meats and vegetables. It's best used as a garnish after cooking as the delicate flavor will be lost otherwise. Medicinally, lemon balm can have a calming effect, and is often used in relaxation teas and tinctures. Whether the goal is therapeutic or flavor, lemon balm is a wonderful addition to iced or hot teas.

    Learn more: Growing and Using Lemon Balm

      Lemon balm is a fantastic addition to both cold and hot herbal teas, including these Three Delicious Recipes for Herbal Teas Back to Culinary Herbs
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    Looking for fresh mint for juleps? This is it! We've got Kentucky Colonel Spearmint, the traditional julep mint. It has a wonderful, strong flavor that stands up perfectly to bourbon and sugar. While you can make a julep with any spearmint, the 'Kentucky Colonel' is the best. It's the traditional spearmint for juleps. Back to Culinary Herbs
  • Fresh spearmint is perfect for adding minty pizazz to desserts as well as savory dishes.  Spearmint is fabulous in pesto and sauces or as a fresh garnish on pasta, vegetables, meats and salads. Finally, you can steep a handful of leaves for a flavorful, refreshing tea. Note that many mint teas are made with peppermint, which has a stronger menthol flavor - spearmint tea is also minty but mellow. Though Kentucky Colonel mint is the traditional julep mint, and Mojito mint is the iconic choice for mojitos, regular old spearmint will work fabulously in both drinks! Check out my recipe for a Bourbon Mojito for a Kentucky twist on the classic. If you're making mint chutney, check out the Mint Chutney Mix. Back to Culinary Herbs
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    Mint Chutney Herbs in Louisville

    This special blend  of herbs for mint chutney is just a 2:1 combo of cilantro and spearmint, ready for your next batch of mint chutney. Speaking of, here's a great Mint Chutney Recipe from Archana at Ministry of Curry. Her wonderful recipe makes 14 servings and  calls for 2 cups of cilantro (leaves and stems) and 1 cup of mint leaves. Each Mint Chutney Mix contains enough herbs for half a batch. Don't want the mix? You can buy spearmint and cilantro on their own. Back to Culinary Herbs
  • Fresh Greek oregano in Louisville

    Fresh oregano is a key component of Italian and other Mediterranean cuisine. We offer both Greek and Italian oregano varieties, though Greek is the one most often called for in recipes. Both herbs have medium sized leaves and similar flavors. Greek oregano is a featured component of Herbs de Provence. Fresh Greek oregano in Louisville, available seasonally. If you're making tomato sauce, you won't be sorry you threw a handful of fresh oregano leaves into the pot! And finely chopped fresh oregano is the perfect finish to Greek salads or a hummus plate. Our oregano is sold as whole cuttings with soft stem and leaves. Either strip the leaves or mince both stem and leaves, all parts are edible and flavorful. Back to Culinary Herbs
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    Fresh Italian oregano in Louisville

    Fresh oregano is a key component of Italian and other Mediterranean cuisine. We offer both Greek and Italian oregano varieties, though Greek is the one most often called for in recipes. Italian oregano has smaller leaves and  more delicate flavor, with notes of citrus and grass. It's lovely when you need to garnish a dish or salad. Greek oregano has a stronger flavor and more pungent aroma. Look for notes of grass and menthol in Greek oregano and use it in sauces, stews, or other cooked dishes. It's also excellent in vinaigrette. In general, Italian oregano is great for dishes where the herb won't be part of the cooking process. Greek oregano has a sturdy flavor that will mellow and develop during cooking without being lost in the process. Greek oregano is a featured component of Herbs de Provence. If you're making tomato sauce, you won't be sorry you threw a handful of fresh oregano leaves into the pot! And finely chopped fresh oregano is the perfect finish to Greek salads or a hummus plate. Our oregano is sold as whole cuttings with soft stem and leaves. Either strip the leaves or mince both stem and leaves, all parts are edible and flavorful. Back to Culinary Herbs
  • Fresh curly parsley in Louisville

    It's not a party without parsley! Ok, maybe it is, but you won't regret inviting this workhouse herb to your next gathering! While it's easy to think of parsley as just a random chunk of green garnish, it's so much more than that! Both flatleaf and curly parsley add a delicate, herbal note to heavy cream sauces, rich meat gravies and vegetable heavy dishes like bruschetta. When finely cut, parsley DOES make a great garnish, and adds a fantastic accent to just about any meat, fish or vegetable. It's especially great sprinkled over crisp roasted potatoes. Parsley works well with many other herbs, too. Dishes that are improved by basil, mint, thyme or rosemary usually sing when finished with a little sprinkle of parsley. Try adding a few leaves to your next vinaigrette or chutney. The curly and flat leaf varieties can be used similarly but do have distinctly different flavors and textures. Curly parsley is a bit more assertive, so use it when a stronger flavor is needed or if you want to cut through a rich sauce or dish. Grab a bunch of fresh curly parsley in Louisville today! Back to Culinary Herbs
  • Poultry Herb Blend in Louisville

    This special blend will be available in mid-May. It's a classic combination of herbs, cleaned, loosely tied with food safe twine, and ready to go. Stuff the bundle into the cavity of any roasting bird or simmer in the soup pot. Use the poultry bundle any time you need to add tons of flavor and depth to a dish. Despite the name, it's not just for poultry - try it with your next roast beef or in hearty vegetable soup. Sold in bundles. Each bundle is enough for a single mid-sized chicken or 10 quart stock pot. Back to Culinary Herbs
  • Fresh rosemary in Louisville

    Rosemary is a perennial herb with a woodsy, floral flavor. It's delicious with chicken, beef and vegetables. It smells wonderful and is one of the herbs in Herbs de Provence.  Use fresh rosemary in recipes, like roasted chicken. Love rosemary and wish you had more ways to enjoy it? Grab some of my house made herb salt 'Just Rosemary'.

    What To Do With Fresh Rosemary

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  • Fresh Sage in Louisville

    The sages are vitally important culinary herbs! They contribute a wonderful and distinct flavor to so many dishes, thought sage is perhaps most associated with Thanksgiving dinner. Purple and common (green) sage can be used interchangeably in most recipes or preparations. Green sage leaves are larger, rounder and slightly thicker. Their size makes them perfect for infusing butter or oil or for dishes that require a bouquet garni or other whole leaf herbs. Use sage to infuse butter for traditional sage and onion stuffing or to baste chicken or pork. Sage is perfect when paired with chicken, duck, goose or other poultry. A great way to flavor poultry with sage is by stuffing the cavity of the bird with sage (or my Poultry Blend, which also includes sage!). Dried or fresh sage makes a wonderful addition to roasted vegetables. Medicinally, sage can be steeped for 20 minutes to make a throat soothing tea. Sold in bunches (leaves and stem) Back to Culinary Herbs Fresh sage in Louisville is available in the summer and by special order in November
  • Fresh Purple Sage in Louisville

    The sages are vitally important culinary herbs! They contribute a wonderful and distinct flavor to so many dishes, thought sage is perhaps most associated with Thanksgiving dinner. Purple and common (green) sage can be used interchangeably in most recipes or preparations. Purple sage leaves are slightly smaller and narrow and their beautiful color adds a touch of drama to a dish. Use sage to infuse butter for traditional sage and onion stuffing or to baste chicken or pork. Sage is perfect when paired with chicken, duck, goose or other poultry. A great way to flavor poultry with sage is by stuffing the cavity of the bird with sage (or my Poultry Blend, which also includes sage!). Dried or fresh sage makes a wonderful addition to roasted vegetables. Medicinally, sage can be steeped for 20 minutes to make a throat soothing tea. Sold in bunches (leaves and stem). Back to Culinary Herbs Fresh purple sage in Louisville is available in the summer.