The herb garden
Our small herb garden out back is available for your use.
We hope you enjoy the herbs as a flavorful resource, seasoning and decorating your food with rich aromas and promoting health. If in season, you can also pick the vegetables and lettuces.
Our tiny herb handbook
|Herb||... used to cook||... as a health remedy|
|For seasoning and refining|
|Basil||Aromatic, slightly sweet, and not very spicy.|
Many Italian dishes, like spaghetti with tomato sauce, pesto, or pizza are hard to imagine without basil.
|It has hypotensive, anti-inflammatory, analgesic and anti-spasm properties. It sooths flatulence, sore throats and colds. It is also a remedy for fever and stress.|
|Marjoram||Due to its strong essential oils, marjoram is a plant with an intense flavor and characteristic smell.|
It is often used for meat and potato dishes, as well as stews, soups, vegetable bisque, or roasts.
|It is used pure in tea or pure unguent, or in herbal blends in cushions and bath additives. It is indicated for joint point, colds, stomach and intestinal problems, headaches and for healing wounds.|
|Oregano||In Italian Mediterranean dishes, on pizza, in tomato sauce, or many dressings for meat, fish and soup dishes. This aromatic herb is excellent in combination with potato or tomato soup.||It is antibacterial, digestive, appetizing, anti-fungal, and partially anti-viral.|
It is indicated for stomach and intestinal problems.
Tinctures of oregano are used for treating greasy, unclean skin.
|Parsley||Used in salads, parsley pesto, butter or herbal ricotta, parsley is also well suited to soups, fish and meat dishes.||It contains many minerals like iron, zinc, potassium, magnesium, and vitamins (A, B and C). It has soothing properties for skin problems, such as dandruff and dry scaly skin.|
|Onion grass||It has a flavor similar to that of leeks. It is used in omelets, fried eggs, egg salad, or scrambled eggs. It is also used in fresh salads, sour cream, mayonnaise, creamed potatoes, and similar dishes.||It has a positive effect on digestion, helping to eliminate stomach bloating and stimulating the appetite. It is antibacterial, an expectorant, effective against high blood pressure, has diuretic properties, and purifies the blood.|
|Thyme||Spicy, slightly peppery, slightly sweet. Used in meat dishes. Time adds flavor to the meet and ensures that very fatty meals are easier to digest.||It is proven that thyme not only calms coughs but acts like an antibacteria. This aromatic plant is used both fresh and dried.|
|Fresh or dried vegetables|
|Fennel||Fennel seeds are used to season meat, fish, bread, and even cheese. It is very light and easily assimilated, promoting digestion. The meaty tuber can be eaten as a vegetable.||The fruits and roots are mainly used for coughs and gas. It aids the menstrual flow, alleviating the cramps typical of the menstrual cycle.|
It purifies the stomach and intestine of all decomposing substances.
|Lemon Balm||Excellent as a tea or liquor. This aromatic Mediterranean herb has numerous qualities and is used in light, modern cooking, as a tasty, delicate, refreshing complement to sauces, condiments and sweets.||It relaxes the nervous system and is an excellent calming aid for heart stress, sleep disturbances, restlessness, and irritability. Lemon balm tea can be applied as an exterior sachet or compress on sores, swelling, bruises, or insect bites.|
|Mint||Used in sweets, in the dough, creams, candies, marmalades, confectionary or chutney. It is ideal for fruit salads in combination with citrus fruits and for many cocktails.||Mostly used as a tea of candy, mint sooths stomachaches, indigestion, tension headaches, gallbladder and liver problems, light cold symptoms, diarrhea, and nausea.|
|Sage||Italian cuisine is based on sage, for example in Roman-style saltimbocca veal cutlets; the sage leaf is a must, as in ossobuco or ravioli filling. You also find it in salads (tomato salads!); in fish, chicken, or pork dishes in soups, and in cheese sauce.||It is used against itching, urinary problems, fatigue, for the lungs, against colds, restlessness, and muscle pain. It is also used for mouth or throat inflammation. It detoxifying, it is flavorful, promotes digestion and an anti-convulsion.|
|Petite (Roman) Wormwod||This is not a classic culinary herb. It suits very fatty foods. Use in moderation. It is mostly used as an ingredient in herb-based wines, in Noilly Prat, or in Absinthe.||It promotes circulation, and has a soothing effect on headaches, inflammation and menstrual cramps.|
It is also indicated for stomachaches, indigestion, appetite loss, problems of gas, and gallbladder swelling.
|For Preparation and Conservation|
|Lavender||Branches of fresh lavender enrich all types of meat plates. Ground or grated leaves are used in creamy, spicy soups, and in various cheeses, like goat cheeps, soft cheese, Gorgonzola or Raclette.|
Lavender flowers are used in the preparation of deserts.
Use in moderation.
|Indicated for lung and liver diseases, especially for treating heart and digestive problems, in the event of nervous restlessness, slight depression or insomnia. It can be used in the house to clean and disinfect.|
We wish you a special, flavorful experience with the aromatic herbs from the “Metzmühler” mill.