Growing herbs alongside flowers and vegetables in the garden can be fun and eye-catching, but gardeners should make sure to take full advantage of the benefits their herbs can provide in the kitchen. Rosemary, for example, can be included in a variety of dishes, either dried or freshly cut. Rosemary’s piney scent makes it a holiday favorite, though it can be a year-round treat on homemade pizza.
Thyme can also be used as a cooking accompaniment any time of year, fitting in equally well with warming, wintertime stews and summery marinade recipes perfect for the grill. Lastly, the growth of sage should be monitored by gardeners via a container and regular trimmings. Properly maintained sage can be added to an array of dishes simply by introducing the leaves to the cooking water. Additional sage can be added to the food itself for heightened flavor.