June & July BSFIC: Herbs

Last year we did Spices, now it’s time for herbs!

Defined (culinarily) as the leafy green parts of a plant, either fresh or dried, herbs are usually used in small amounts to provide flavour or seasoning. They are distinct from spices, which are most commonly a product of the seeds, berries, roots, bark, flowers and even resins of various plants and also used to flavour and season.

The list of herbs is long indeed and the uses (both culinary and medical) are almost endless. It’s not uncommon for me to come across a reference to yet another herb I’ve never heard of before, let alone seen or tasted.

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Za’atar and farmer Abu Kassem, Southern Lebanon

Whether you make something sweet or savoury, whether you create an ice cream, sorbet, granita, slushy, lolly or other frozen treat… make sure it’s all about the herbs!

You can choose a familiar herb such as coriander or mint, parsley, sage, rosemary or thyme, bay, basil, oregano, tarragon, dill or chives…

…or something more unusual such as anise, costmary (mace leaf), lemon balm or verbena, perilla, angelica, sorrel, calamus (sweet sedge), purslane, pennyroyal, sweet cicely, myrtle, lovage, feverfew, stevia, marshmallow or lemongrass…

…or even something completely new to you such as brooklime, greenthread, papalo, tulsi, peppergrass cress, rosella, sculpit, burnet, speedwell or sarsaparilla.

As always, I’ll seek out some inspiration and share it on my Pinterest board.

IceCreamChallenge

 

How To Take Part In BSFIC

  • Create and blog a recipe that fits the challenge by the 28th of July.
  • In your post, mention and link to this Bloggers Scream For Ice Cream post.
  • In your post, include the Bloggers Scream For Ice Cream badge.
  • Email me (by the 28th of July) with your first name or nickname (as you prefer), the link to your post and an image for my roundup, sized to no larger than 500 pixels on the longest side.

You are welcome to submit your post to as many blogger challenge events as you like.

If the recipe is not your own, please be aware of copyright issues. Email me if you would like to discuss this.

Entry into the challenge confers permission to use your image in my round up blog post of all entries, as well as related entries on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and other social media.

If you like, tweet about your post using the hashtag #BSFIC. I’ll retweet any I see. You are also welcome to share the links to your posts on the Kavey Eats Facebook page.

 

This isn’t a proper competition, but I will send out a gift of some herb seeds to the author of my favourite entry (as long as the border agency regulations of your country allow it).

 

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P.S. Karen at Lavender & Lovage runs a monthly Cooking with Herbs challenge; your herby #BSFIC would be an excellent fit for hers too!

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9 Comments to "June & July BSFIC: Herbs"

  1. jerryfishbiscuits

    Hey, what’s the closing date for this? “Create and blog a recipe that fits the challenge by the 28th of July” and “Email me (by the 4th of June)” seem rather contradictory…

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  2. Choclette

    Do rose petals count? I’ve just posted a rhubarb, rose and white chocolate ice-cream today and would like to link-up if poss?

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