Repeat after me: “I, (insert name here), promise to never, ever, ever use dried herbs when I cook. Dried herbs taste like tea leaves and are useful only if you want your food to taste like tea. I will only use fresh herbs, or I will use no herbs at all.”
Whew. I feel better.
Here are two gateway recipes to lead you out of the dried herb rut. These are both simple and tasty and can be used at snack time or for breakfast. The secret is fresh herbs and honey.
Slice a grapefruit in half. Sprinkle freshly chopped mint over the top and drizzle with honey. Refreshing!
Waffles with Ricblueney Basil:
(OK … I know that ricblueney isn’t a word. I just thought it sounded better than ricotta, blueberry & honey.)
Make your favorite waffles. Cover with a scoop of ricotta, blueberries, honey & chopped basil.
Forgive the picture. Obviously I used a pre-made, frozen commercial waffle. I had a moment of inspiration and didn’t want to wait for homemade waffles to cook before trying this. To be fair it was a whole-grain waffle!