Have you ever bought a pot of Basil to make Mrs. Gallagher’s delicious spaghetti bolognaise, and by the time you get around to using it, it’s gone over and you have to throw it out. Well, today we’re going to look at how to get the most out of some of the potted herbs that we buy.
So firstly what is a herb?
Well, a herb is a plant that is usually highly scented and is used to add flavour to food. It’s also used in medicine and in cosmetics.
Some herbs you may remember using in Home Economics are parsley, chives, basil, rosemary and mint. The two herbs we’re going to look at today are basil and mint.
Basil is one of my favorite herbs, and if I didn’t use in food, I’d still have it in the kitchen for its amazing scent. Just rub a couple of leaves between your fingers and breathe it in to lift your spirits. It’s a real feel-good herb. It’s used a lot in tomato dishes, so this time of year it comes into its own.
Getting started: you will need a knife, 4 pots and some compost.