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thalassa
05 Aug 2015, 06:04
If you were on a desert island, what herbs would you take with you?

thalassa
05 Aug 2015, 06:12
So...I ran out of space for ya know...cilantro, mint, parsley, dill, fennel, majoram (or as I call it, oregano-lite), etc... :(

B. de Corbin
05 Aug 2015, 06:44
My preference is for hot (both types of pepper - black and new world), or bitter. I don't really like sweet foods, so the herbs & spices that go with sweet don't appeal (except vanilla, which I prefer to smell, rather than eat).

Ginger is an exception - hot and often used in sweet food, but it is amazing in other application, especially anything involving soy sauce.

volcaniclastic
05 Aug 2015, 06:46
CUMIN SEED. And coriander.

thalassa
05 Aug 2015, 07:09
Ginger is an exception - hot and often used in sweet food, but it is amazing in other application, especially anything involving soy sauce.

I put ginger, tumeric, red pepper, and garlic in my sickie-poo chicken noodle soup. It clears the sinuses out like nothing else, baring a huge spoonful of my grandma's horseradish (she does it like this) (http://www.rodalesorganiclife.com/garden/grow-prepare-horseradish).

Gleb
05 Aug 2015, 07:21
I try not to mix herbs like majoan and melissa. I don't know how they cooperate together. Of course I can try mix them in a tea and try myself the result but I don't want to take the risk of it becoming poisonous.

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And both majoran and melissa in addition to mint are my perfect combo, for now.

Jembru
05 Aug 2015, 07:51
That was so hard. I'm loving rosemary tea at the minute. It's helping me to curb my addiction to milky tea of coffee while studying.. I can go through a cup of tea before I've even finished gathering everything together to start studying, I use a teapot and a thermos flask of hot water at my desk to make the tea last longer, but still go through 2 or 3 refills in the same session.

Rosemary is good for the memory anyway, so switching to this was a no-brainer, and got me off the teeth-staining, caffeine and calorie laden tea (I know tea by itself isn't bad, but with milk and in the quantity I was drinking it, the caffeine and calories soon add up).

Rosemary works really well with roast veggies too. I often throw the fresh herb in with my veg when roasting and it works a treat.

Yet I had to go for sage. Not because it does anything particularly amazing to my food though. I just adore the smell of sage and don't want to live in a world without it.

volcaniclastic
05 Aug 2015, 08:45
I put ginger, tumeric, red pepper, and garlic in my sickie-poo chicken noodle soup. It clears the sinuses out like nothing else, baring a huge spoonful of my grandma's horseradish (she does it like this) (http://www.rodalesorganiclife.com/garden/grow-prepare-horseradish).

I want to like horseradish, but I just don't. It's weird and gross.

When I'm sick, I make apple-ginger-carrot juice. And just drink lots of it. With so much ginger it hurts.

anunitu
05 Aug 2015, 09:07
I like a LITTLE tiny bit of horseradish,but it has to be tiny. I do like this dip made by "Heluva good"

http://heluvagood.com/

https://scontent-lga1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/v/t1.0-9/p720x720/10408885_10153637603374746_4072028560081211935_n.j pg?oh=7b0d3cbfddb59e8d87b3feab8bfb8633&oe=56361345

Bacon horderadish is a fav..

Jembru
05 Aug 2015, 11:54
Does wasabi count as horseradish? According to QI, it commonly IS horseradish, just coloured green, outside of Japan..

I honestly can't place the taste of horseradish. I must have tried it, but I'm drawing a blank. Does it give you the same feeling of being punched in the nose, that eating wasabi gives you? If so, then I could quite happily live in a world without it. I don't like food that fights back.

anunitu
05 Aug 2015, 12:08
I think Wasabi is much stronger than horseradish...

Munin-Hugin
05 Aug 2015, 16:15
It's a variant upon the same thing. A root that is ground up and gives a pungent, hot flavor. My usual suspects are garlic, cilantro, black pepper, and various chili powders.

thalassa
05 Aug 2015, 16:33
I think Wasabi is much stronger than horseradish...

Fake wasabi is horseradish. Real wasabi isn't actually as spicy as horseradish, and it looses its spice about 20 minutes after grating. It has to be made fresh. It comes from the Wasabi japonica plant's root. Most people have probably never had it--this article says that only like 5% of restaurants in Japan have real wasabi because its so hard to grow commercially (http://www.bbc.com/news/business-29082091). I've had real wasabi once--my very cousin's wife's family smuggled it in on their private jet (they own some fishing fleet and chain of fish markets or something in Japan...not sure, since I've only met her family twice, I just know their wedding cost something like 150k US, and half of it was her kimono and her Western style dress).

Medusa
05 Aug 2015, 16:40
Lemon pepper on anything. But Tajin. On EVERYTHING!
Old school it's probably pepper. I'm big on herbs since I have to cut back on the salt. All of Mrs Dash no salt seasonings are awesome.

anunitu
05 Aug 2015, 16:48
And now they say hot stuff will help you live longer.

http://www.foodandwine.com/fwx/want-live-longer-bring-hot-sauce

October
08 Sep 2015, 16:08
It's a cruel thing to make a Kitchen Witch choose. But I would have to say cinnamon and sage, if I only got two.

Hawkfeathers
08 Sep 2015, 16:35
I voted for "all", but I mean all except Tarragon. It tastes soapy to me, like Cilantro does to some people. I have Rosemary & Basil growing in pots in the kitchen, and all the others are McCormick in the spice racks!

DanieMarie
14 Sep 2015, 11:26
All of them! I think I use all of those on a weekly basis.

DragonsFriend
14 Sep 2015, 13:25
We grow Basil and Rosemary but I keep all the herbs listed on hand in the freezer. (herbs at room temperature and in sunlight don't last very long)
By we, I mean my wife. I do the cooking and I checked all the herbs on the list because the "all" choice added "I just can't decide". I can decide and I will take them all. (sometimes the rules just don't apply)

Azvanna
03 Nov 2015, 02:06
I really love Garam Masala. Usually I put cumin and tumeric with it as well.

magusphredde
03 Nov 2015, 02:22
Where is the onion and garlic ????????