Do you use lavender, garlic or mint the same way in all your recipes, or do you shy away from herbs such as sage, fennel or rosemary because you’re not sure what they add to your dishes? A Handful of Herbs is the latest guide for herb-lovers to everything you need to know about your favourite flavoursome additives. Find out about the 20 most popular herbs from basil to thyme, learn how best to grow them, how to use them in the kitchen and how to plant them in containers.
Not just great to complement food, herbs can also be great decorative tools and authors Barbara Segall, Louise Pickford and Rose Hammick show you how to make your rooms smell fresh and alluring by making potpourri, scented pockets, and decorative pressed flowers. Once you’ve mastered growing your own herbs, uncover the best recipes to show off your new found flavours, from dressings and sauces such as pesto and parsley sauce to light dishes, main meals, drinks and sweet things.
A Handful of Herbs By Barbara Segall, Louise Pickford
and Rose Hammick, published by Ryland Peters & Small, is available to buy from www.rylandpeters.com, RRP £12.99.
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