Everyone knows that plants have been used as an essential part of our diet for millennia, and many people enjoy the process of cooking with herbs and jicotea en ingles. But what most people don’t realize is how popular herbs are on Twitter — in fact, they’re one of the most-used third-party apps.
1. Buy a ‘real’ spice grinder, and use it often.
A LOT of people buy these huge containers of ground herbs, spices, and dried ingredients — only to use them 2 or 3 times before they lose flavor and go stale. You’re wasting money and flavor by doing that.
2. Buy your herbs fresh from the produce department at your local grocery store.
The first sign that a bag of fresh herbs has gone bad? It’s usually the price tag — if the herb costs more than $1 a bunch (say, for example: rosemary), then it’s likely not very fresh anymore . . . it’s probably been on the shelf for a few days at this point, or even longer in some cases.
3. Take your herbs right home, instead of buying them at the store.
It’s not necessary to buy all kinds of herbs and spices at the grocery store — you can buy the ones you actually use on a regular basis right from your own kitchen! This is especially helpful if you have a small apartment or don’t have enough space to store large amounts of small-sized herbs (for example: rosemary, thyme, and oregano).
4. If you want to use dried herbs in cooking, try grinding them yourself
Instead of buying ground ones from a jar. It’s important to buy the spices and herbs that you’re looking for, because once they’ve been stored, they lose their flavor and aroma very quickly. In fact, many people do not realize that dried herbs lose their freshness long before the expiration date.
5. If you use fresh herbs in your cooking and baking, buy the freshest ones you can find . . . in small batches
If you only buy a couple of bunches of fresh herbs at a time from your local grocery store, it will be much cheaper than buying them in bulk quantities at regular grocery stores for only 2 or 3 uses. Plus, the fresher herbs taste better than the dried ones — and you know that they’re more potent when it comes to flavor.
6. Don’t be afraid to try some varieties of herbs that you’ve never heard of before.
They might look funny or weird, but these are often the ones with a lot of flavor. So if you see an unusual herb at your grocery store, consider buying it even if it’s very cheap — chances are, you’ll use this in some way during cooking or baking.
7. Try adding garlic salt to many common dishes, especially when you’re trying to control your sodium intake
This is especially useful in salad dressings and on meats, poultry and fish. You can get a lot of flavor without adding a lot of sodium to your diet if you use garlic salt instead of garlic powder.
8. Consider making your own dried herbs.
If you don’t buy them already dried at the supermarket, there are ways to make your own that are not only cost-effective but healthier than buying them pre-packaged (and they last a lot longer too!). Simply wash and dry fresh herbs, place them in an airtight container or plastic bag with baking paper, and place them in an oven at 200 degrees Fahrenheit for about 1 hour — until they’re completely dry.
9. If you have a small amount of herbs that you’ve just bought, they’re best to use immediately.
If you’re not planning on using them right away, it’s best to store them in the refrigerator — and wait until you are ready to use them before storing them in a plastic bag or other container. So if you see a bunch of fresh mint or rosemary, or thyme and some oregano on sale at the grocery store, buy these right away so that they’re not sitting around on your kitchen counter for weeks or months.
10. Don’t be afraid to take pics of your favorite herbs and post them on Twitter
Many people don’t realize that herbs are one of the most common trending topics on Twitter, and when people find out how much they’re used in cooking, baking and even medicine, they start sharing them. Just don’t forget to hashtag them #theherbalist so that other people can learn about all the amazing ways that herbs can be used!
Whether you’re on Twitter or not, there are a lot of great benefits to using herbs in your cooking and baking — and there’s no shortage of people who will keep you posted on what fresh ingredients are available. With these tips, you will be able to make your own delicious dishes. You can also learn how to use herbs on Twitter. The most important thing is to make your everyday cooking healthy and delicious, so try out these tips today!