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The Best Ways to Store Fresh Herbs

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today:</i> <i>A lesson on keeping your fresh herbs fresh.</i><p>There are few things as inspiring as a beautiful bunch of fresh herbs. We love you, salt and pepper, but only …

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Insects can turn a cabbage to lace, bore holes through tomatoes and suck the life out of leafy greens in no time at all. When you grow your own vegetables, you want to control the amount of pesticides you are exposed to and there are steps you can take when planning your garden to minimize pest …

Gardening

Common Mistakes Made While Growing Seeds Indoors

Growing seeds indoors isn't hard; it's keeping them alive that can be challenging. You can save a lot of money by growing seeds, but only if they …

Tips and Guidelines: How to Plant a Kitchen Herb Garden

Fresh herbs make even the best chef's cooking better. It's easy to have all the flavor of an herb garden right on your windowsill.<p>Choose the Best …

Garlic and Ginger as Chinese Cooking Ingredients

Few cultures are as passionately devoted to food as the Chinese, and two ingredients that are integral to Asian cooking are garlic and ginger. The …

Tips: Potted Vegetable and Herb Gardens

Dearborn Market in Holmdel offers tips for summer gardening.<p>Who knew you could have a garden in pots?<p>Geri Van Wezel-Bolen in the Dearborn Market …

The Herb That Fights Cancer

Dragon breath may help you breathe easy. Eating raw garlic at least twice a week could cut your risk of lung cancer by 44 percent, according to new Chinese research.<p>The spicy herb is packed with volatile organosulfur phytochemicals (responsible for the taste that lingers in your mouth) that may …

An herb garden hanging from the ceiling

Fresh herbs raining down upon a freshly prepared meal is a sight to behold. This is not necessarily because of the visual aspect of it, but more so because of the knowledge that deliciousness will soon follow. A sprinkling of freshly chopped herbs added to a meal can enhance and brighten the …

Gardening

DIY VIDEO: How to Make a Mason Jar Herb Garden with Model Summer Rayne Oakes

If you’ve always dreamed of having a little herb garden in your kitchen, here’s a video DIY from our friend Summer Rayne Oakes that can bring that …

How To Make Awesome Homemade Herbal Liqueurs

01 of 10<p>With its delicious flavor and aroma, the natural sweetness of angelica is perfect for an herbal liqueur.<p>02 of 10<p>Because herbal liqueurs are …

The Most Common Mistakes in Herb Gardening

01 of 10<p>Choosing Unhealthy Herb Plants<p>The first chance you have to find the perfect herb is when you buy the plant. Look for healthy specimens, …

Gardening

25 Ways to Start an Indoor Herb Garden

You’ve got your pots. You’ve got your pans. You’ve got your cookbooks galore… yup, we smell a serious home chef in the making. But hold up there one minute, chef-y. There’s one thing you forgot. And that’s your own personal herb garden. We got your back. Growing indoors is easy with these DIY …

6 Best Herbs to Grow for Mexican Cooking

01 of 06<p>Cilantro adds a cooling taste to dishes that turn up the heat. This annual herb is an absolute must-have for Mexican dishes. It reseeds well …

How To Grow An Indoor Herb Garden

A handful, a sprig or even a simple garnish of fresh herbs improves the quality (and the composition) of just about any meal. But supermarket options barely last a week; wouldn't it be better if you had ready-access to fresh, aromatic herbs right in your kitchen window? Of course it would.<p>Read more …

Grow Your Own Garnish: 6 Delicious Herbs You Should Have on Your Windowsill

Grow Your Own Garnish: 6 Delicious Herbs You Should Have on Your Windowsill

Herbs

Knife Skills: How to Chiffonade Mint and Other Leafy Herbs

The first step to great food is great knife skills. Check out more Knife Skills this way!<p>Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>Cutting a chiffonade (that's super-thin ribbons) of leafy herbs is a nice way to get their flavor evenly distributed around the dish. It's pretty too. The only problem is that …

10 Easy Kitchen Herb Garden Ideas to Grow Culinary herbs

Looking for a few new ideas for growing fresh herbs this year? Need a little inspiration to get you started? You have come to the right place. Here …

6 Essential Elements to Growing Herbs in Pots

A fun way to grow herbs in pots<p>Growing herbs in pots is one of the easiest ways to have fresh herbs at your fingertips. There are just a few basic …

Companion Planting

| <b>source:</b> Oct 30th, 2013<p>For those of you with a green thumb, or are beginner gardeners, you might find today’s infographic on the concept of …

Gardening 101: How to Sprout a Seed

Launch a stealth attack on winter by sprouting seeds indoors (to get a start on your edible garden). It’s simpler than you may think.<p>Photography by …