Taste for Herbs: A Guide to Seasonings, Mixes and Blends from the Herb Lover’s Garden


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Taste for Herbs: A Guide to Seasonings, Mixes and Blends from the Herb Lover’s Garden Author: Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: St. Lynn's Press Pages: 192 Language: English ISBN: 9781943366385 Categories: , ,

Think of this book as your herb-seasoning master class, filled with simple secrets for capturing the power of flavor from your herb garden. Herbs are easy to grow anywhere, indoors or out, but do you know which ones do what in your foods and beverages…or how flavors play off of each other? This book shows you how to become an herbal tastemaster, whether you’re a home cook or a gourmet foodie. It all starts in the garden with fresh-picked herbs. Let dedicated herb lover Sue Goetz guide you into the delicious world of 20 essential, flavor-rich herbs and the pleasures they offer. With over 100 kitchen-tested herb recipes and full-color photographs throughout, you’ll discover how to: grow and harvest the best flavor cultivars for culinary use preserve and package complement herbal flavors with spices, edible flowers, garlic, citrus, and other botanicals prepare easy recipes for mixes, salts, rubs, pestos, oils, vinegars, butters, sugars, dressings, teas, herb-infused beverages…and much more!

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>i>A Taste for Herbs is filled with unique ways to mix and use herbs you probably already grow. Sweet mixes like basic herb sugar for baking or rosemary-infused agave are explained along with savory herb flavored oils and vinegars and mixes for flavorful tea infusions. Page 120 has a good Mojito recipe. -- Vickie Haushild ...[T]he cooking ideas in Part Two might make "A Taste for Herbs" by Sue Goetz a great gift for the manly chef in your life! In these six chapters, Sue introduces us to a plethora of ways to use the herbal bounty our landscapes and gardens may offer. After an introduction to the basics of blending herbs, there are chapters on Dry Seasonings, Rubs, Flavor Enhancers, Dressings & Condiments, and ending with some very tasty Beverages. Personally, I might start with one of her cocktails. It makes cooking after a long day go ever so much smoother! -- Jacqueline Soule * A Taste for Herbs - Book Review * Take A Moment ...To stop and breathe in the rose petal brandy, peppercorn-rose salt, and lavender sel et poivre (salt and pepper). A Taste for Herbs is your new source for sweet and savory seasonings to have on hand and give as gifts. Learn how to mix the right herbs from your garden to enhance the flavor of any dish. The variations on pesto, including lemon-lime and minty sweet, are our new go-tos for zippy one-dish pasta dinners. And the pineapple-ginger infused water is fantastically refreshing. -- Mary Ann NewcomerTake A Moment

Author Biography

Sue Goetz is an award-winning garden designer, writer and speaker, and author of The Herb Lover's Spa Book (St. Lynn's 2015). Among her many accolades for innovative horticulture and urban lifestyle design, she has been named Educator of the Year by the Washington State Nursery and Landscape Association; received Sunset magazine's "Western Living Fresh Ideas" award; and Fine Gardening's "Best Design" award. She lives in Seattle, Washington.