Weekend Herb Blogging #3 and Another Childhood Food Memory: Sage
It’s the weekend again, and for those of us food bloggers who don’t have a dog or a cat, it seems the perfect time to blog about herbs, veggies, plants, or flowers. So far, the wonderful Indira at Mahanandi and I are the only ones who seem to think this is fun, but if any other food bloggers join in, I will do a round up at the end of the weekend. (Send me your link in an e-mail if you have herbs you have been dying to show off.) Stay tuned to see what develops with that.
(WARNING. If you’re a low carb reader who goes scurrying over to Mahanandi to see what herb, veggie, plant, or flower she is blogging about you will see some delectable Indian sweets she made for Sugar High Friday. Be Strong!)
I was thinking about which herb to blog about this weekend, and I had just finished writing a post about childhood food memories in which I talked about how my Grandma Denny got everyone in the family hooked on a seaoning called Vege-Sal. She also always had a sage plant growing by the back door of her house. Maybe it was that which made me choose sage, or maybe it was the way the sun was shining off the sage leaves when I went out to the garden to take photos. Who knows? Whatever the reason, fresh sage smells wonderful. I’ve seen some interesting recipes for things like fried sage leaves, but to be honest I mostly use it to stuff inside whole chickens when I’m going to cook them on the rotisserie. Every year I have good intentions of drying the sage before winter, but I don’t usually get that done either.