Aromatic herbs in the kitchen
The aromatic plants are excellent allies in the kitchen, not only because they improve our dishes with their natural aromas, but also because they can play a relevant decorative role.
The most popular herbs in our Mediterranean cuisine are parsley, laurel, basil, sage, coriander, rosemary, tarragon, mint and fennel. Some can be kept dry or dehydrated near the cooking area, to have them on hand while we cook our dishes, such as a good barbecue, and others, such as parsley or cilantro, we can have fresh to make the most of its flavor .
With fresh basil, for example, we can make a good pesto that exceeds in aroma a thousand times those that are bought canned. Using aromatic herbs in our dishes is also recommended for health. Parsley, for example, is an herb that not only dresses many dishes, but is also a superfood. It is the one that contains more vitamin K and has a lot of vitamin C and A, minerals and antioxidants. Rosemary, without going any further, we can not only include it when we cook meat and get a more intense flavor in the roasts, but its medicinal properties, -It is rich in iron-, make it also suitable for making infusions that will help us in respiratory and digestive infections. The laurel, for its part, is a condiment widely used in dishes of the regime, such as traditional cooked rice. But it is also a very appreciated plant in medicine, recognized for its digestive and stomach properties. Sage, not only has relaxing properties, but also digestive. In addition, you can decorate delicious desserts based on yogurt, for example. A bunch of sage, ideal to refresh our desserts. Some good ideas to make with mint: put a few leaves in a water dispenser with pieces of lemon. We will obtain a flavored and fresh water.
Having fresh plants in a pot on the countertop is ideal to add a touch of color to our kitchen, a breath coming from the field in an enclosed space. In this case, it is always advisable to put them near the window or the light source. On the other hand, if we have them fresh but not planted, they can also be stored in a tightly closed tupperware: they will last us longer. This solution is ideal for parsley, cilantro and chives, which can also be eaten fresh mixed with the lettuce in the salad.
Aromatic herbs can also decorate our table, taking a piece of nature indoors.