“Soup of the Day” can be whatever you want when you're the Chef! You can let your curiosity run wild. Adding herbs to any soup can add flavors that would be life changing. Nothing seems to help more when you're under the weather by adding some fresh thyme in your Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup or warm you up on a chilly evening with a hint of marjoram in a Butternut Squash and Sausage Soup. Here are a few of our favorites to add to any soup but let’s be honest any culinary herbs can be added. Create a soup that has a secret only you know and keeps people saying "What’s in this?!”
Italian Large Leaf Basil is a must have basil plant. This culinary herb is a sweeter pesto type basil with high yields in the garden. A large variety with medium-dark green leaves, this basil is bigger than most others found in the basil family.
Most parts of this culinary herb can be used. The leaves have an excellent, warm flavor like a cross between celery and anise, and are delicious with most savory dishes (soups and stews) as well as poultry. The stems are harvested while still young to be used for flavoring primarily in confections. The Lovage stems can be cut in the spring - blanch and eaten as a vegetable. Even the seeds can be harvested and used when ground, as a substitute for salt.
'Sweet Marjoram', also known as "Knotted" Marjoram because of its knot-like buds, is an elegant and versatile culinary herbs with a milder flavor than its cousin, Oregano. It has a much sweeter flavor, described as "balsam-like". An essential ingredient in your herb gardening efforts. Marjoram plants are among our most popular culinary herb plants.
English Thyme is the traditional variety of this commonly used culinary herb. English Thyme, a staple in herb gardening, With intense fragrance, can be used fresh or dried. Can bring any recipe to life!
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