Tuesday, February 3, 2009


Tarragon is my favorite herb. I love the minty, anisey flavor on or in chicken, eggs, green beans...you name it. It reminds me of France...more about France at another time. Each season I try to grow it, but it seems to just sit there in the sunshine and refuse to grow very much. Must be doing something wrong.

So what is your favorite herb?




  1. You know, I love tarragon too, but I have never tried to grow it. I grow rosemary, oregano, basil, italian parsley, chives and mint. I am going to try tarragon.

    I love all herbs....fresh especially.

  2. I love tarragon too but it is not easy to grow. I have not had much successes. But my friend who lives on the other side of the Cascade mountains, has huge plants, she is soo blessed. Clarice

  3. Basil is my favorite and easy to grow too. Love it with fresh peaches, tomatoes and even in cheesy eggs. Mm-m good!

  4. tarragon is too flowery for me - kind of like earl grey tea. am i weird? but i love thyme, basil, cilantro, parsley, all of which are growing in the back yard. BUT in honor of you i will give it the ol' college try...jkj

  5. Basil for me...tomatoes with basil and mozzarella!...(and I'm a New England blogger too, from RI)

  6. ...i'm with Maya , it's BASIL . The caprese salad ( tom/mozz/basil)is my favorite and easy to grow .
    Also rosemary..it is so good in baked chicken , love the smell also.
    The one herb I dont like(i know you asked what we like)is DILL.
    I dont knowm why as I like pretty much like everything but not dill.


  7. I love almost all fresh herbs, but I must admit that I am not a big fan of cilantro. Actually, I think it is because most people are heavy-handed with cilantro.

  8. BASIL of course Janet~I'm Italian!LOL! I love to grow herbs & have a section in my formal english garden just for them.Of course I use cocoa husks as mulch so a chocolate scent is mixed in!LOL!Tarragon is one of my favorites as well as rosemary. I love working near the herbs & just taking in all their distinctive scents. I am daydreaming about warm weather & the gardens~how about you? That man you used to work with says "HI!"LOL! :)

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  10. Basil...I use it in so many things. Basil and Parsley. I am ashamed to admit that I have yet to grow it but this year Grace and I are planning to try!

    Hey! How is that hand of yours??


  11. Good morning Janet :)

    My favorite is basil. Nothing better than a Caprese Salad... tomato, basil, mozzarella with balsamic vinaigrette... yum!

    I'm sorry about your hand. I hope it feels better now.


  12. I love rosemary, grow it every year. I can't walk by it without running my fingers through the soft sprigs and than taking a big sniff.

  13. thank you for playing along with the giveaway...Feb 11 will be an exciting day...this is my first

    let's chat

  14. ARE YOU GOING TO FRANCE on your vacation???

    I love 'em all! I wish my hubby did too! Kind of limits how I cook.



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