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    Fresh Herbs!

    Herbs are the fragrant leaves of plants that do not have woody stems. They can be annual or perennial. Some of the most common herbs are: basil, bay leaf, chervil, coriander, marjoram, mint, oregano, parsley, rosemary, sage, savory, tarragon, and thyme. Used in the culinary sense and for medicinal purposes. Herbs flavor dishes so you don’t need a lot of salt, butter, or oil. The addition of some green herbs to a meal not only makes it more appealing to the eye and taste-buds, but can also add health benefits. To store fresh herbs, rinse them with cool water to remove any dirt, then gently shake off excess moisture, and…

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    Kitchen Tips #1

        When chilled, fresh herbs will become limp and blacken.  So put them stem side down in a glass of water and keep them in a cool place in your kitchen.   It’s easy to make coconut milk if you can’t find it in your local grocery store.  Put shredded coconut in a jar, then into a pan of boiling water and let stand for 20 minutes.  Strain and use.   Adding garlic to a long simmering dish at the beginning of your cooking process will lose much of its nutrients by the time it is served.  Try preparing the garlic as a paste with a bit of salt…

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