To the right is a list of the most commonly used culinary herbs. Click on each listing for a guide to what foods each herb is best paired with. These herbs are great flavor enhancer's, especially if you are trying to cut down on salt. But do not let this guide keep you from using your imagination and experimenting with various foods used with certain herbs.
Fresh herbs are in many instances best and should be used whenever possible. Many dried herbs that you get in the store are often tasteless when compared to the fresh ones.
Herbs can be grown in a very little space. It is easy to grow them along the side of the house or garage or you can try growing herbs in a container on your balcony or deck. Herbs thrive very comfortably in windowsill planters, too. Many herbs make good indoor houseplants during the winter months so you will never be without a supply for you culinary talents.
Most herbs need a sunny location, and only a few, including angelica, woodruff and sweet cicely, are better grown in partial shade. >> See cultivation considerations for each herb on the right.