In my opinion, fresh herbs are essential for cooking. Sure, dried ones are appropriate from time to time but you just can't beat the vibrancy fresh ones bring to a dish. I try to cook with fresh herbs as often as I can but buying them at the market can be a bit on the expensive side. So this past weekend my mom surprised me with this:
While it isn't exactly an herb garden, this basket has exactly what I need. Rosemary, thyme and basil (all seen here) are my three favorite herbs. They all have such distinct flavors that they've got me covered for pretty much anything I want to make.
From a rosemary crusted pork tenderloin, to a simple caprese salad... I can't wait to get cooking!