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6 Less Common Herbs & Spices for the Kitchen

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6 Less Common Herbs & Spices for the Kitchen

 

We all know basil, oregano, and rosemary. But have you ever cooked with borage? Or culantro? There are plenty of herbs out there just waiting for the masses to discover. Click through to check them out, and be ahead of the game! You may find some of these at your local farmer’s market, or even a well-stocked grocery store. Still can’t get your hands on them? Many of these herbs will grow well in a variety of climates.

See Also: 16 Incredible Cooking Tips (Slideshow)

 

1. Summer Savory.

What It Is: Summer savory is a bit like marjoram or thyme, but has more of a peppery flavor to it. A popular herb during medieval times, its counterpart, winter savory, has a much stronger flavor.

Use: Traditionally used to flavor beans and peas, but also works well in salad dressings, soups and marinades.

Also Check Out: 8 Common Cooking Myths (Slideshow)

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.

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6:25AM PDT on Aug 5, 2015

Thanks for the info. Reinforces the concept that food is preventive medicine.

5:03AM PDT on Jun 7, 2015

thanks

5:18PM PDT on Jun 17, 2014

Thanks for sharing.

3:11AM PST on Feb 28, 2014

Thanks, will have to find more of them.

8:23AM PDT on Jul 20, 2013

good ideas

1:12AM PDT on Jul 11, 2013

noted

8:41AM PDT on Jul 10, 2013

I love sorrel, it's delicious, and really easy to grow. Please google "Potage Germiny" or "Cream of Sorrel soup", and you'll find an awesome recipe for this lovely herb. But, be sure to pick it before it starts growing flower stems, as the plant then gets tougher and stringy.

10:17PM PDT on Jul 8, 2013

Interesting herbs, thanks for info.

3:47PM PDT on Jul 7, 2013

Cool, thanks.

12:08PM PDT on Jul 7, 2013

interesting! now where can you find these lovely herbs?

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