Monday, July 1, 2013

Herbs overload!

All of my herbs are growing like crazy.  I have given tons away to friends and I use them constantly, but when I have an abundance of herbs is the time I store up and make my compound butters.  I always have unsalted butter on hand for baking.  I take two to four sticks of butter at room temperature and finely chop an assortment of herbs, add finely chopped fresh garlic, rind of one lemon, add a little kosher or sea salt and some fresh ground black pepper.  Mix together in the butter.

Once mixed thoroughly, I put in on plastic wrap in a log form, wrap it up snug, twist the ends.  I put it in a freezer bag and place in the freezer and then as I need it I just cut off a few slices.  It's is wonderful on any kind of meat, corn on the cob, grilled vegetables, you name it. Makes the best ever garlic herb bread for those pasta nights.

Another thing I do to use my fresh herbs is on my grilled vegetables, even when I use the "George".  On those 90 degrees plus days, I break him out!!

and even on my eggs, they are delicious!

Do you grow herbs?  If you have any other tips or suggestions, please let me know.  I sure don't like to waste them.

Have a wonderful day!,
Hugs,

5 comments:

  1. I want to grow herbs. I might start some on my kitchen counter and see what happens!

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  2. Ginger,
    Your herbs are so nice. Jess has a little herb pot at home that she plants hers in. You always surprise me with your cooking. It looks so yummy. I just made spagetti tonight. How I love spagetti!

    Happy Fourth of July. Be safe and have fun.

    Love,
    ~Sheri

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  3. Yummy! Your herb butter sounds delicious! I don't grow herbs, wish I did!

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  5. I store up and make my compound butters. I always have unsalted butter on hand for baking. weed grinder

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