Developing a herbal palate

I enjoyed developing my own herbal palate. I started with just a couple of herbs at a time so I could learn the uniqueness of each herb.

The first step is easy, releasing the scent. Easy as bruising or tearing a leaf, or cutting the fresh herb. Inhale and experience the fragrant bouquet.

Next, take a clean leaf and chew, it is not necessary to swallow. Pay attention to what your palate tells you. Yes, you too have a palate! Chew and learn about the flavor of each herbs. Is it intense, mild, how much and to what would to like to add it too?

In the mean time check out my blog for cooking with herbs. Adding “herbs are like icing to a cake”. Mt. Valley Growers.