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Add A Gourmet Touch With Delicious Herb Butter

Herb butter is easy to make and great to use with many dishes: pasta, steamed vegetables, baked potato, corn-on-the-cob, fish, toast, etc.  It keeps well in your freezer, and is great to keep on hand for jazzing up those last-minute meals, or add a gourmet touch on special occasions.

1. Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

Combine all ingredients. Serve immediately. Refrigerate leftovers.

 

2. Ingredients:

  • 4 ounces cream cheese (fat-free works fine as well)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh basil
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1/4 teaspoon minced garlic
  • Dash pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon zesty Italian salad dressing mix
  • 1/8 teaspoon lemon juice

Combine all the ingredients until smooth. Cover and refrigerate until serving.

Try this zesty butter on a slice of homemade bread hot from the oven. There is nothing better! The fresh herbs make a little go a long way. You will use less but still get great flavor. It’s also amazing on baked potato.

 

3. Ingredients:

  • 1/2 pound unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon and 2 teaspoons minced fresh chives
  • 1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon minced parsley leaves
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Pinch of cayenne

Mix all ingredients until evenly combined.

Lay about a foot long section of plastic wrap or wax paper on a work surface. Put the herb butter on the bottom center, and form into a mound about 8 inches long. Fold the bottom edge over the butter and roll forward until completely wrapped, forming a tube of butter about 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Twist the ends together. Refrigerate until firm or freeze for up to 1 month. Slice as needed.

Go ahead and experiment with herb combinations: Parsley, sage, or a combination of parsley, chives, basil, thyme and tarragon. Chives, chervil, salad burnet, tarragon, cress and capers make a tasty combination as well. Also delicious are: parsley and chives with small amounts of thyme, dill, basil, oregano or rosemary.

Three-In-One Herb

Three-In-One Herb is an unusual fleshy-leaf, fragrant herb of Middle Eastern Origin, most likely from India, and is a member of the Lamiaceae or Mint family. Also known as Spanish thyme, Indian Borage, Mexican thyme, Mexican mint, Húng chanh (Vietnam)and Orégano Brujo (Puerto Rico), or French Oregano.
This succulent perennial herb can reach up to 10-20 inches in height with fleshy leaves in opposite pairs. It occasionally produces pale violet flowers. It is tender, very sensitive to the cold, likes good soil, full sun. Don’t let it dry out between
watering.

This fragrant herb smells like a combination of oregano, thyme
and mint. It is wonderfully aromatic. Used for meat and fish in Africa,
Southeast Asia, the Caribbean. Eaten in Salads in the Caribbean, cooked with
fish, mutton and sour soup in Asia, eaten raw with bread and butter, fried in
batter, or used as a flavoring for beer and wine in India and also used as
flavoring in Cuban Black Bean Soup.

However you use it, once you have tried, you won’t be able to do without it anymore. This is a rare find and great addition to any herb garden large or small.

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Add Oregano To Reduce Menstrual Cramps

Greek research found that adding just 2 teaspoons of fresh Oregano daily during menstruation reduces or eliminates cramps. Oregano contains the natural compounds Thymol and Carvacrol. These compounds relax uterine muscles and prevent painful contractions.

Oregano has many beneficial effects like antibacterial and anti-inflammatory  properties. A new study published in the Federation of American Societies for Experimental  Biology highlights the cancer fighting effects of Carvacrol.  Preliminary reports have revealed that the compound is an extremely potent  anti-cancer agent.

Combines well with: tomato sauce, mushrooms, summer squash, fish, olives

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