Growing And Cooking With The Herb: Parsley
August 9, 2008 · Print This Article
Growing and cooking with the herb… parsley… with it’s celery like flavor… gives a freshness to many dishes. It’s easy to grow and comes back every year. It prefers full sun but… I have found that it flourishes great in partial shade.
This garden herb does well in a container garden and is successfully grown indoors in the winter…that is… if you have a sunny window.
If you have need for it’s breath freshening qualities… chew a bit of parsley after you have eaten garlic or alcohol. If your in need of more vitamin C… this is the herb for you. It’s loaded with C.
This garden herb can be harvested frequently during the summer. New growth will spring up from the bottom of the parsley plant.
You can dry or freeze parsley leaves for use at a later time. However… fresh parsley is alway the best.
Aside from using parsley in your cooking to enhance soups (great in chicken soup)… casseroles, potatoes, stuffings and rice… it’s frequently used as a garnish. A small sprig is often used to give color to a plate of food… and can be used after the meal to sweeten your breath.
Cooking with fresh herbs is just the best!
P.S. If you want to add some fresh herb spark to your cooking… check out my Parsley Potatoes.