Category Archives: herbs and spices

Butcher’s Block and Random Thoughts

For those of you who have been following for several years, I thank you! And for the people who are fairly new to my blog, I thank you too! I do appreciate all of you who read my recipes and … Continue reading

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Garlic, The Stinking Rose

DISCLAIMER – yada, yada. Nothing in this post should be used to treat a medical condition. Allium sativum, garlic. Garlic has been used for centuries as a medicine, a cooking herb, a seasoning, an amulet in medieval times to ward … Continue reading

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Horseradish Cream Sauce

I served this with the grilled venison tenderloin. But it can be used with almost any game, beef, bison, fish or even chicken it is so versatile. OMG!!!! So good. And so easy. Anne Burrell is my hero! Guests loved … Continue reading

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Dill

Dill – Anethum graveolens This highly aromatic annual is one of my favorite herbs. My mom grew dill and used it in her soups, especially her creamed green bean soup. That soup had a sour cream base which paired so well with dill.  Used … Continue reading

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Herbs de Provence

While not a typical use of this French herb mixture, I like to use this in mashed potatoes. I use my home grown lavender, rosemary, and thyme. Try it you might like it! 2 tablespoons Lavender Buds 2 tablespoons dried Rosemary … Continue reading

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Garam Masala

This is my recipe for the well known Indian spice mixture. There are many different variations and each region and even each family can have their own personal mix. Disclaimer– I have never visited India, but have had some really good … Continue reading

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