Kerby's Culinary Corner

The freshest flavors come right from your backyard garden. Here at the #KerbysCulinaryCorner, we want to show you some creative ways to use your home-grown edibles. See below for this month's feature and check out #kerbysculinarycorner on facebook and instagram to share your favorite recipes with us. 

November Feature

Sage is a perennial, shrubby herb that is in the mint family, though its flavor is savory, rather than sweet. It is native to the mediterranean region and has been used for centuries both for cooking and for various medicinal purposes. It is the perfect herb for Thanksgiving and Christmas recipes. See a few of our favorites below.

Sage Recipes

October Feature

Fennel is another under-used herb with a mild licorice flavor. The primary variety grown in Florida is used for the leaves, and in the winter season we can grow the bulbing varieties for delicious root vegetable dishes. Fennel has been used since ancient times, with the Romans using it to combat obesity. The world's largest producer of fennel is India and fennel was introduced into the Americas in the 1700s. The entire plant is edible: roots, stems, leaves and seeds. Check out the recipes below and enjoy.

Fennel Recipes

September Feature

Tarragon has a mild licorice or anise flavor and can be used in a variety of dishes from sweet to savory. In Florida, we tend to grow the winter tarragon (also called spanish or mexican tarragon), since the traditional french tarragon doesn't perform well in our hot, humid climate. Tarragon is an under-used herb, but don't let the fact that you don't always see it used scare you away. It's delicious - try it with one of our recipes below.

Tarragon Recipes

August Feature

Oregano is a quintessential herb. You'll find it in receipes from around the world, but it is especially common in Italian dishes. Oregano adds amazing flavor to sauces, meats and soups. Try a few of our favorites below and when you've got the perfectly plated, share them on instagram with the tag #kerbysculinarycorner. We can't wait to see what you create.

Oregano Recipes

July Feature

Cilantro recipes scream summer. However, in Florida it is best grown in the winter season when it is less humid outside. So enjoy these recipes now with store-bought cilantro or save them for when you've got cilantro growing in your herb garden this winter.

Cilantro Recipes

June Feature
Tropical Fruits

Summer temperatures mean you need a little cool refreshment. Check out these great tropical fruit recipes. Perfect for summer pool parties.

Tropical Fruit Recipes

May Feature

Mint is a versatile herb that is well-known as an ingredient in sweet dishes, but can also be found in savory dishes as well. Check out some of our favorite recipes below.

Mint Recipes

March Feature

Basil has been used since ancient times for embalming and been found in mummies from ancient Egypt. In ancient Greece, basil was used as a symbol of mourning. Thought of as an Italian herb, Basil actually originates from India. In some eastern European countries, young women will offer a sprig of basil to a young man as a symbol of her love. In both the Greek and Romaninan Orthodox Church, basil has a religious significance where it is used to prepare holy water and is often found by church altars.

Basil is a versatile herb, delicious with a slice of heirloom tomato and fresh mozzarella, on pizza margherita or for flavoring baked goods and meats. And basil comes in lots of different varieties: Sweet Basil, Opal Basil, Thai Basil, Lemon Basil and Spicy Globe Basil just to name a few. For a start try some of the great recipes below.

Basil Recipes

February Feature
Rosemary gets its name from the Latin word rosmarimus which means 'mist of the sea'. In Ancient Greece, rosemary was believed to be a magical plant that could strengthen memory. It has also been used as a medicinal herb to relieve gas, toothaches, headaches and even baldness! There is an old tradition of scattering rosemary sprigs on the graves of family to show that they would not be forgotten.

Rosemary is best grown in a sunny area with rich, well-drained soil. Make sure that the area drains well, even during the heavy rains of the summer season. Rosemary has very few pest issues and is a perennial herb that will provide years of delicious harvests.

As a part of the mint family, rosemary is a savory herb for seasoning meats, seafood and pasta dishes. Give it a try with the recipes below.

Rosemary Recipes

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