Growing herbs in the Bay Area

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Some of the more common herbs in the Bay Area are lavender, sage, chives, parsley, mint, rosemary and thyme. Most of them are hardy and are easily grown in our forgiving Mediterranean climate.

All the above herbs are well-known for the value as flavor enhancers. Some of the mixtures of these even have their own name, like herbs de Provence. There are many recipes from many cultures that use these herbs on a regular basis, including French, Italian and U.S. American food.

I love to use them in my cooking and will be sharing my favorite recipes here. Right now, one of my favorite ways to use herbs is in just about everything, from salads to sauces. It elevates the prosaic to something much nicer.

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About susankolvoord

I have been an avid home cook for years, having many cooking adventures with my friends. Now, I've expanded that enthusiasm for gardening, and I am excited to share what I learn as I go along.

Posted on May 13, 2013, in Cooking, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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