Born to be a Herbal Queen – Parsley

Fresh herbs simply spice up every dish and parsley is no exception! It’s one of the most popular herbs which many people love.

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Parsley belongs to the umbelliferous family and can be found with smooth as well as curly leaves. The smooth parsley is much more aromatic with an intense flavor. It’s rich in vitamin C and was known as far back as ancient Greece for its healing, diuretic effect due to the essential oil apiol. 

A few tips … to keep parsley longer crisp, wrap fresh parsley into a moist kitchen towel and store it in the fridge or you can freeze the whole stems. The best thing, however, is that the parsley can be easily grown in a pot or the garden. Give it a try! When you grow your own, you’ll always have fresh parsley. Parsley goes well with dill, chervil, chives and lemon balm. If you don’t try using fresh herbs, you’ll definitely miss something in the kitchen.

RecipeFor a simple parsley sauce, mix 100 ml extra-virgin olive oil in a small bowl with two finely chopped cloves of garlic, 2 tbsp. chopped parsley and some salt. This fresh sauce goes well with grilled or baked fish.

Time for Garden Vegetables! Goodies from Your Own Backyard …

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Peas directly from the shrub, carrots from your own garden and the small cucumber along the way – it can’t be tastier!  Why is it that way? Why does the carrot from your own garden taste so much sweeter and more delicious than the freshly bought one from the market?  We asked Mrs. Silvia Bürkle and she explains in depth: This is because this extremely fresh product contains more nutrients and, above all, considerably more flavors. Harvesting, storage and transport cause many vitamins and flavorings to be lost within the shortest time and this has its effect. In addition, the enzymes in the food are still active immediately after harvesting. They break down and alter nutrients, but also contribute to the food “decaying”.  Fresh food that we buy in the supermarket is often already a few days old and has traveled far. In this case the taste suffers. Maybe psychology also plays a role, allowing us to enjoy home-grown vegetables even more. Now is the best time to grow vegetables at home – depending on the type, harvesting season will start soon. We wish all hobby gardeners to enjoy their meal!

 

Spring is Coming Lets Plan Our Gardens

This week, we are sharing resources for planning a garden.  You can use our suggestions for creating a garden in your backyard or on your patio/balcony.  If you feel extremely motivated to garden but do not have access to a garden or a balcony/patio, you may be able to find a community garden in your area to begin testing your green thumb.

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