Cooking with Herbs|
LOVE fresh herbs and what better way to enhance the flavour of fresh living food
!! It all starts with one little plant and before you know it, you are totally
From the moment you
gather the first snipping of fragrant rosemary or sniff the fresh scent of lavender
flowers, the love affair has started!! Jellies, flavoured homemade vinegars, teas,
and your very own home spa
Herb baths, hair rinse and sweet smelling
Spring is here and
already I have my windowsill lined with fresh herbs. Some are new and I am intrigued
by their flavour and can't wait to try new recipes!!
this!! You will never buy store bought again!!
teaspoons dried lavender buds
cup boiling water
- 6 cups of
- Lemon slices
of fresh lavender
lavender buds in a 2 cup glass measuring cup.
1 cup boiling water over top.
and steep for 5 minutes. Strain through a fine sieve and discard lavender buds.
- Stir into lemonade and chill
for several hours.
with sprig of lavender or mint.
8 glasses of lemonade!!
A tasty dish even the
kids will love!! Using the less expensive chicken thighs makes this meal very
economical and the meat is very moist.!! You can substitute chicken breasts if
you so desire.
3 tbsps curry powder
1-½ tsps ground cumin
lbs skinless, boneless chicken thighs
cut into 1 inch pieces
2 cups chopped,
1-½ cups of sliced carrots
1 cup coarsely chopped
¾ cup chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
jalapeno pepper, seeded
and finely chopped
1 tsp instant chicken stock
1 13 oz can unsweetened coconut milk
4 cups hot cooked rice
cup raisins (optional)
¼ cup chopped peanuts (optional)
the flour, cumin, curry powder and 1 tsp salt in a plastic bag. Add chicken, a
few pieces at a time, and shake to coat.
3-4 quart slow cooker combine potatoes, carrots, apple, onion, garlic, jalapeno
pepper and chicken stock. Place chicken on top of vegetables in slow cooker. Pour
½ cup of water over chicken.
on low for 6 - 8 hours or high for 3-4 hours.
If using low setting set cooker
to high and then stir in coconut milk.
Cook 30 mins more. Serve over hot rice.
always add fresh cilantro to any of my curries, as I just love the flavour!!
about 10 minutes before serving.
rice takes only 20 minutes to cook so I usually have it cooking while I am setting
the table. For those families on the run, you can cook the rice the previous day
and just reheat!!
in Red Wine Gravy
to use up that leftover red wine
this is perfect! So tasty!!
lbs beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 cup coarsely chopped onion
3 tbsps cornstarch
Salt -to taste
Ground black pepper-
1-1/2 cups red wine
Hot cooked noodles (optional)
3 or 4 quart slow cooker place the beef and onions. Add bouillon cubes.
cornstarch salt and pepper over the beef and onions. Pour red wine over beef mixture.
Cover and cook on low for 10-12 hours or on high for 5-6 hours.
a great company dish. No need to stay in the kitchen
just let your slow cooker
do the work!!!