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How to experiment with new herbs

You have wanted to experiment with adding some herbs to your dishes. But if you know nothing about herbs, it can be overwhelming to know how to use them. Here are some quick and easy tips on adding herbs to your dishes.

If you have never tried a particular herb before, add it sparingly. It is quite easy to add more, but once it has been added, it is impossible to take out.

Herbs should be added towards the end of cooking, not at the beginning. Many herbs can lose their flavor the longer they are subjected to the heat of cooking.

When you add dried herbs to a dish, pour the herbs into your hand or measuring spoon first, then add it to your dish. When you hold your herb jar over heat, steam can enter the jar, and can cause your jarred herbs to lose their flavor more quickly.

Dried herbs have a lifespan of about a year. If you have some jars for years, you should consider replenishing your supply.

When adding dried or fresh herbs, you should crumble or mash it first, to release the optimum flavor before adding.

 



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