Oh, Wondrous Herbs!
Who can imagine a roast chicken or turkey without the lovely flavour of sage? Who can create a Jamaican jerk spice without thyme? Who dares to make roast vegetables without savoury? What is a mojito with out mint? Is a tomato sauce without oregano even worth making?
Here at the UBC Farm, we grow a wide variety of flavourful herbs that are for sale at our weekly market. The selection will vary through the season, but there is always an aroma or a flavour that will tickle your culinary fancy: thyme, rosemary, taragon, chives, savoury, basil, parsley, mint, oregano, fennel, anise hysop, loveage, and more.
Don’t bee afraid of flowers!! Many herbs will start to go to flower as the seasons progress. Don’t worry though, these are not to be feared. Many of these flowers carry similar flavours as the plants that sprouted them, and can be added to your favourite dishes just as the leaves. The flowers can also make delicious and beautiful garnishes to any dish.
Herbs. So beautiful, so delicious, so versatile.