The best thing about mint is that, in most cases, you don’t even really have to try. This herb is highly vigorous; so much so, in fact, that it’s sometimes considered a bit of a weed.
Anise hyssop is very decorative, with purple bottlebrush flowers. That’s not all, though: it also makes a great tea and can be used in a range of other recipes.
Pair it with grapefruit in my delicious grapefruit-rosemary bread (to accompany a mug of tea) or grapefruit-rosemary jelly, or try it in a refreshing summer rosemary lemonade.
Use sage leaves in all sorts of recipes, from traditional sage brown butter sauce to gnocchi or pasta dishes and, especially, grilled pork. It’s also an essential ingredient in many poultry stuffings.
This is an herb that’s easy to grow and a breeze to harvest, and you can even dry oregano in the oven at home for year-round use in all kinds of dishes.