My passion for cooking and plants combines so well with the herb garden. At present we have 59 different herbs, each with their own uses, flavours, colours and textures.
Today, under some long overdue sunshine, it was time to harvest some flowers.
First was the strong, peppery flavour of nasturtium. The flowers and leaves make a beautiful addition to almost any dish. Colour is vibrant and brash with the flowers, but the taste is every bit as bold.
Secondly we have creeping thyme. A hardy perennial that makes perfect ground cover, and is a magnet for bees. The purpley-pink flowers are on display for a long period, and pairs well with almost any meats.
Next up is something sweet. The striking red flowers of Honeydew Melon Sage. A sweet burst of flavour, combined with a truly sensational colour make this flower one of my favourite garnishes to salads. The leaves…
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