The field of herbs in my hands / Prophylactic self-isolation series. Day 201st.

Bunches of fresh herbs with their name labels on a black background

Overture

How would you feel about the situation, when you have posted a statement “I am sweet enough” , which means you make an attempt to get rid of any processed sugar, and a friend of yours brings you a present – a big bunch of fresh herbs! A kind of positive attitude towards your new “I”, towards your new world.

Thank you, my dear friend!:)

I am probably blessed to meet amazing people in my life, who knows:)

a friend of mine brought me a present – a big bunch of fresh herbs instead of sugar!

The herbs are labeled with Latin names on, so I will not get lost! A few of them are new for me, I have never used them before.

Such a great gift, with a dose of attitude to the details! I love it:))

Let’s see what is in the basket!:

Bunches of fresh herbs with their name labels on a black background
Fresh bouquet of herbs
  • Bay leaves
  • Melissa
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Thyme
  • Oregano
  • “curry” plant
  • “Cuban” oregano

What I will do with the herbs? Let’s see!

Bay leaves

Laurus nobilis / Lauraceae

Great herb which I also grow on my balcony garden.

Good to go fresh in cooked vegan/vegetarian dishes or to be dried. So, I will hang it up to dry and will use (half fresh/half dry or dry) as soon as I will decide to cook something with it

My recipes with bay leaves:

Melissa

Melissa officinalis / Lamiaceae

Fresh Melissa is a kind of treasure – will make a tea from it right today or tomorrow

Rosemary

Rosmarinus officinalis / Lamiaceae

Great herb which I also grow on my balcony garden.

Works well as a spice or component for cosmetics

My recipes with Rosemary:

Sage

Salvia officinalis / Lamiaceae

Great herb which I also grow on my balcony garden.

Good to go for a tea, but I use it primarily for cosmetics

My recipes with Sage:

Sage tincture for air refreshing and/or using as a deodorant

Thyme

Thymus / Lamiaceae

A good companion for oregano in salads, I will dry it and use later

Oregano

Origanum vulgare / Lamiaceae

Great herb which I also grow on my balcony garden.

One of my favorite herbs, I use it a lot in my version of hummus and fresh vegan salads

My recipes with Oregano:

“Curry” plant and “Cuban” oregano

Helichrysum italicum / Asteraceae and Coleus amboinicus / Lamiaceae

These two spices are totally new for me. “Curry” plant looks like it could be dried, but the leaves of “Cuban” oregano are thick with sufficient amount of water – I need to think today-tomorrow what to do with it, just to dry it would take lots of time and probably could be not sufficiently done because of big amount of water in it.

Good to know:

Plant name and family name of a plant are given in Latin after the each common name, for example:

Origanum vulgare / Lamiaceae

Origanum vulgare is a plant name in Latin

Lamiaceae is a family name of Oregano in Latin

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