Winter savory, or satureja montana, and summer savory, or satureja hortensis, are herbs cultivated for their aromatic, culinary and medicinal uses. These bushy plants produce long, thin leaves that can be used fresh-cut or dried to flavor tea, herb butter, bean dishes and creamy soups.Continue Reading
Their genus name satureja was chosen by the Roman writer Pliny, as the half-man, half-goat satyr was believed to own the savories. Carried in containers by soldiers, savory was introduced to Britain by the Roman legions while they were on campaign. Perhaps this was due to their appreciation for the plants' flavors and medicinal uses as a digestive aid.Learn more about Cooking
Summer savory is an herb that has been used in cooking and medicine since the time of ancient Romans. It's used in soups, composed butters, teas and vinegars. Its botanical name, Satureja hortensis, is derived from the word satyr. Satyrs were mythical beings who had dominion over savory herbs.Full Answer >
Winter squash, such as butternut or acorn, can be boiled in 15 to 20 minutes or microwaved in 10 minutes. It can also be roasted in 15 to 25 minutes. Summer squash, such as zucchini, can be sauteed in under five minutes.Full Answer >
Ina Garten's kale salad is called Winter Slaw and calls for kale, Brussels sprouts, radicchio, lemon juice, olive oil, kosher salt, ground black pepper, dried cranberries and Parmesan cheese. This recipe makes about eight servings of the salad and dressing.
To make easy, quick sweet pickles, you need one to two pounds of fresh cucumbers, cider vinegar, sugar, salt, sweet onions such as vidalia and spices, such as turmeric, powdered mustard and all spice. Variations use rice vinegar and other aromatic spices, including celery seed coriander, bay, cloves and cinnamon.Full Answer >