Herb Recipes and Cooking Information
Basil Cooking Tips
Fresh basil is best known for pesto. Get tips on cooking with basil.
Basil Recipes and Cooking Information
Basil is one of the most widely-used herbs in the world. From pesto to spaghetti sauce to dessert treats, basil runs the gamut in the kitchen.
Capers Recipes and Cooking Information
Capers have long been a favorite in the Mediterranean region. The small, green herb buds lend a piquant sour and salty flavor to salads, dressings, sauces, vegetables and a variety of main dishes.
Chive Cooking Tips - How to cook with herbs
Chives are best used raw. Learn how to cook with chives and herbs.
Chive Storage and Substitutions
How to select and store chives, plus how to freeze-dry your own and substitutions.
Cilantro / Coriander Recipes and Cooking Instructions
Cilantro is one of those herbs you either love or hate. Coriander is the seeds of the cilantro plant which taste completely different than the herb. Confusion arises about cilantro, however, because it is called by different names in different areas. One thing is certain, you do not want to confuse cilantro with parsley! Learn about cilantro, how to store it, and get some cooking tips.
Cilantro and Coriander Storage
Heat will diminish the flavor of fresh cilantro. Get more tips on cooking with cilantro and coriander.
Dill Cooking Tips - Dill Weed and Dill Seeds
Heat is the enemy of dill weed but not dill seed. Get tips on cooking with dill, including substitutions and measures.
Dill Weed and Dill Seed Recipes and Cooking Information
Dill weed dates back 3,000 years and has long been used in homeopathic remedies for hiccups and gastrinal distress. Dill is a flavorful addition to seafood, dips, salads, dressings, vegetables, and more.
Herb and Spice Chart
What herbs and spices go with specific foods? Here's a quick reference chart to help you choose herbs and spices for specific dishes.
Herb Pantry Basics
If you are just setting up house, you'll need to keep some basic herbs and spices on hand to be prepared for any recipe. You'll also find links to other pantry basics such as condiments, various food staples, and refrigerator/freezer items to keep stocked in your kitchen.
Do you have an excess of a certain herb that needs to be used up? Or perhaps you have an abundance in your garden. These recipes all focus on specific herbs.
Herb Substitution Chart
This chart will help you find suitable substitutions for a variety of herbs.
Full articles on the history of various herbs, with history, usage, and recipes. You'll find articles on thyme, chives, rosemary and much more.
Mustard and Mustard Seed Recipes and Cooking Information
Most of us are used to standard yellow prepared mustard, but there are many wonderful varieties of seeds and prepared mustards to experiment with. Mustard is the second most-used spice in the USA. Find out why and how to make your own at home.
Oregano Cooking Tips, Substitutions, and Measures
Marjoram may be substituted for oregano. Get more oregano cooking tips and substitution measures.
Oregano Recipes and Cooking Information
Oregano became popular in the US due to servicemen returning from World War II demanding pizza, yet it has always been popular in the Mediterranean. Learn the difference between common oregano and it's Spanish, Greek and Mexican counterparts and try some recipes.
Rosemary Recipes and Cooking Information
Rosemary is a versatile, aromatic herb used in a wide variety of dishes, including fruit salads, soups, vegetables, meats (especially lamb), fish, eggs, stuffings, dressings and even desserts.
Sage Cooking Tips - How to cook with sage
Sage helps digest fatty foods. Learn how to cook with sage, plus sage substitutions and measures.
Sage Recipes and Cooking Information
Once prized for its medicinal value, the most popular use of sage these days is in stuffing for the Thanksgiving turkey. Sage is much too good to bring out only for the holidays. Sage helps digest grease in fatty foods as an added bonus. Try some interesting old and new sage recipes.
Tarragon Cooking Tips - Cooking with Herbs
Too much tarragon can overpower your recipe. Learn how to cook with tarragon, plus measures and substitutions.
Tarragon Recipes and Cooking Instructions
Tarragon is a bittersweet herb with a hint of licorice flavor, but too much can overwhelm your recipe. Learn how to cook with tarragon and try some new recipes.
Thyme Recipes and Cooking Information
Thyme is good not only in savory dishes, but also desserts. Learn the history of thyme and try some new recipes.
Thyme Varieties and Facts
Thyme varieties are difficult to differentiate. Learn more about the varieties of the common kitchen herb, thyme.
Information and tips on air-drying herbs from MSU Cooperative Extension.
Gernot Katzer's Spice Pages
This excellent spice reference includes information on 113 spices with information on usage, history, and reference photos and graphics.
Harvesting and Drying Herbs
Information on harvesting and drying herbs, including guides for individual herbs, oven drying, and more from Michigan State University Extension.