HERBFEST 2021

"It's Happening!" That's right we're going VIRTUAL this year!

 

If a parsley farmer gets sued,
can they garnish their wages?

Some people dislike parsley in their liquid dishes,
but I think it's soup-herb!

I've got too much thyme on my hands
My hours are only parsley filled. I have anise and a nephew that I babysit, they are gingers, while my hair is salt and pepper. I guess these puns are kinda vanilla, but they're just going to keep cumin. What's a superheroes favorite garnish? Capers! If I keep it up you might spray me with mace. A garam or two will do. I got a job as a bartender, but I had to cardamom and she got go so mad she threw me into the bay.

What is green, and sings?
Elvis Parsley, of course!!!

Parsley is a species of flowering plant in the family Apiaceae that is native to the central and eastern Mediterranean region (Sardinia, Lebanon, Israel, Cyprus, Turkey, southern Italy, Greece, Portugal, Spain, Malta, Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia), but has been naturalized elsewhere in Europe, and is widely cultivated as an herb, and a vegetable.

Where it grows as a biennial, in the first year, it forms a rosette of tripinnate leaves, 10–25 cm long, with numerous 1–3 cm leaflets and a taproot used as a food store over the winter. In the second year, it grows a flowering stem with sparser leaves and umbels with yellow to yellowish-green flowers.

Parsley is widely used in European, Middle Eastern, and American cuisine. Curly leaf parsley is often used as a garnish. In central Europe, eastern Europe, and southern Europe, as well as in western Asia, many dishes are served with fresh green chopped parsley sprinkled on top. Flat leaf parsley is similar, but it is easier to cultivate, and some say it has a stronger flavor. Root parsley is very common in central, eastern, and southern European cuisines, where it is used as a snack or a vegetable in many soups, stews, and casseroles. It is believed to have been originally grown in Sardinia (Mediterranean area) and was cultivated in around the 3rd century BC.

Drying and Preserving your Freshly grown Parsley

A dehydrator can be used with nearly all herbs but is especially good for herbs such as parsley, basil, oregano, tarragon, lemon balm, and mints. These herbs have a high moisture content and they often mold if they are not dried quickly in a dehydrator or some other method.

Lay the parsley out on the dehydrator racks and follow the directions in this video below:



Herbs are dry when they are brittle and crumble easily. For best flavor, dry and store herb leaves whole.
Dried parsley will last 2 to 3 years if stored properly.

 

video: 'Milliken Munchkin's Plant Parsley':

Follow three generations of the Milliken family as they plant and grow parsley. Grandma and Grandpa
own and operate the Milliken Garden Centre. The Milliken Munchkins, Alice and Thomas steal the
show with their reactions. And Mom (Janyne) is the camera operator.

Because of covid, these Herbfest videos are unique because they are also home grown. Much like the
humble parsley plant.

This gives an 'in the moment' depth and feel to the video which wouldn't be found when using a camera
crew.





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