As I was making hamburgers for our Labor Day meal, I looked around the pantry to see what I could come up with to season the meat. (My family knows that I NEVER make hamburgers the same way twice. EVER.) I saw I had a lot of basil, onions, and some garlic left from the two Italian packs I contributed for…. and that case of Roma tomatoes I just got…. and WHA-LA. Italian burgers were made! I got so excited about the idea because I just love basil. LOVE it!
Posts Tagged ‘Herbs’
Never waste food. That’s what grandma said. Her message stuck with me to this day, leading me to look for new ways to extend the use of my basket items.
A couple of days ago I was standing at the stove making dinner when I glanced over to the counter and realized that I had 7 onions. “Hmmmm…”, I thought to myself, “I need to get rid of those.” My Mom had already asked for a couple so that solved part of the issue. I then checked my onion stash in the freezer only to realized I still had 10-1cup portions already frozen. Then, suddenly, I had an “Aha!” moment. Not a major aha like the solution to world piece or how to eat 15lbs. a chocolate a day and not gain weight, just a little aha that would ultimately save me money and expand our basket goodies even more.
by Lisa Y
Occasionally we are fortunate to have the option of adding an herb pack to our Bountiful Baskets. One thing I noticed the last time we had this offering was the hesitation of so many who have never used fresh herbs, either because of fear of the unknown, or because they’ve never had fresh herbs available to them.
In this “mini tutorial I’m going to try to “unlock the mystery” of fresh herbs, give suggestions on using them, and give a couple of tips for drying fresh herbs to use later.