You can taste how fresh it is

@GardenGerty (157426)
United States
August 1, 2015 5:51pm CST
I really loved the herb cooking class I went to. All the food, even the dessert had fresh basil involved somehow. The teacher learned many of her techniques from Julia Child. She also has an interest in using herbs as a means to boosting your immune system, so I identified with her right away. For two hours we tasted, sampled, and talked and listened. We learned how to grow healthy herbs and how to tend them. We talked about different varieties of basil. We had tea made from a red or purple basil. Many people drove further than I did to come participate. I look forward to coming to more in the future.
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@aaronfyzeon (1920)
• Philippines
2 Aug 15
Herbs mixed to the foods we cook will really have a lavishing taste that will leave to our nostrils as we eat the food! I am using various herbs and spices as well if I am the one assigned to the kitchen!
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@GardenGerty (157426)
• United States
2 Aug 15
Yes, we enjoy seasoning all of our food with herbs and spices. It makes the meal more satisfactory.
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@allen0187 (58438)
• Philippines
2 Aug 15
Wow! Good for you! I hope you make many different posts about what you learned there. Looking forward to learning a thing or two from you about herbs and cooking.
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@GardenGerty (157426)
• United States
2 Aug 15
I will probably post some general information. I cannot share copyrighted recipes, so I will need to do some posts that will be good to read without taking away from the lady who teaches the class.
@cupkitties (7421)
• United States
2 Aug 15
I never knew there were so many types of basil, but I don't use it very often. I am also confused when I see it ground up to use in cooking. I was taught that basil is poison and should only be left for a few seconds to add flavor and then it must be removed.
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@GardenGerty (157426)
• United States
2 Aug 15
Basil is not poison, but the teacher did say today that in soups and sauces, etc. you should not put the basil in early but only add it for the last fifteen minutes or so. It actually has many health benefits.
• United States
2 Aug 15
Ahh, don't crowd the mushrooms... My neighbor told me about a movie that was made about Julia Childs and that comment stuck with me since we love fried mushrooms.. I think that is wonderful that you are taking a cooking class and yes there is a big difference between fresh food and old food... I would like to learn to cook better, but I don't have the interest. However, if I had to, I would take a class and would learn something, but I don't think it is my calling to become a great chef, even in my own kitchen.