how to dry tarragon

How To Dry Tarragon For The Best Flavor

Tarragon is prized by French cooks, so much so that it is sometimes called the king of herbs. The type of tarragon used in French cooking is — appropriately enough — called French tarragon. It grows well all over the world. If you wind up with too much fresh tarragon …

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Marjoram uses

Eight Delicious Marjoram Uses

Marjoram belongs to the mint family just like thyme, rosemary, and basil, but it is not as well known. It does share some of the minty and woodsy elements of the thyme and rosemary flavor, but with sweeter citrus notes. It is sweeter and more delicate than its close relative …

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tarragon vs. dill

Tarragon Vs. Dill: SPICEography Showdown

Dill and tarragon are two of the classic herbs and are each associated with several famous European dishes. Because of similarities in their flavor, they are commonly suggested as substitutes for each other but are they always perfectly interchangeable? Let’s answer that question by taking a closer look at how …

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good fajitas spices

What Are Good Spices For Fajitas?

The right fajita spices are essential if you want to make fajitas that taste like they came from a Mexican restaurant. Fajitas are believed by many to have originated in Texas but are technically Mexican since the dish arrived in the US via Mexican ranch hands. The vaqueros came up …

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marjoram companion plants

What Are The Best Marjoram Companion Plants?

Marjoram is a culinary herb first cultivated in the Mediterranean region. It belongs to the Lamiaceae family, which means it is related to mint and other herbs associated with Mediterranean cuisine. Marjoram grows well in containers and is relatively easy to cultivate both indoors and outdoors. It is viewed as …

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growing marjoram

Growing Marjoram: A Quick And Dirty Guide

Marjoram is a member of the mint family and an oregano relative. The two herbs are similar enough that oregano is sometimes called wild marjoram. One of the best-known applications of marjoram is in the famous French herb blend known as herbes de Provence. Marjoram is particularly easy to propagate …

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chive companion plants

What Are The Best Chive Companion Plants?

Chives are a popular herb in the onion family — also known as the Allium family — and are versatile both in the kitchen and the garden. They are a perennial that can keep coming back year after year if you provide them with the right environment. Chives can also …

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growing chives

Growing Chives: A Quick And Dirty Guide

Chives are perfect for beginner gardeners. Not only is the chive a hardy herb, but it is also a perennial that can self-propagate and regrow itself season after season. Once they are established, chives can grow for years with minimal care. Chives belong to the Allium family, which means that …

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