The holidays mean many things to people, and the one thing that always gathers us around is cooking and food. The holidays’ flavors are very particular, and certain Thanksgiving herbs make a turkey taste memorable. Fresh herbs are essential to cooking and add a much better flavor than dried ones. So why not start growing your fresh herbs inside?
It’s easier than you think, and your turkey will taste so much better. Here are four fresh herbs you can get at City Floral Garden Center in Denver that will flavor your holidays!
Sage is easy to identify because it has beautiful soft velvety leaves. The leaves are very tender and, once cut, release an aroma reminiscent of pine and eucalyptus. Being a member of the mint family, Sage pairs well with proteins like poultry or pork. It’s incredibly tasty in turkey and sausage. Try adding sage in your stuffing or butternut squash dishes.
Thyme is an often-overlooked herb, but it has a beautiful, gentle flavor that blends well with just about anything. The earthy taste has a hint of lemon, mint, and peppery tones that helps bring the flavor out of any dish. The leaves are exceptionally delicate, and as soon as you remove them, the aroma is released. Thyme is excellent when added to the turkey or exceptional in the stuffing.
This herb is almost synonymous with the holidays. It’s strong piney scent and flavor reminds us of Thanksgiving dinner and get-togethers with friends and family. A little goes a long way with rosemary, so it’s best to use less when cooking. You can always add more. Use rosemary as a whole stalk in the turkey or remove the leaves and chop finely and add to roasted vegetables.
Marjoram is a delicate herb that lends well to the flavors of Thanksgiving. It’s fresh woody flavors are paired with citrusy and floral tones. It’s milder than oregano and has a similar taste to thyme, but sweeter. You’ll want to add marjoram towards the end of the cooking process because its flavor can disappear with long cooking. Try adding marjoram to your turkey gravy or roasted potatoes for a delicious flavor.
At City Floral Garden Center in Denver, we recommend buying small sage, rosemary, thyme, and marjoram plants to start your indoor herb garden. All these herbs are perfect for various holiday recipes, and you’ll enjoy having fresh herbs close on hand. All you need is a sunny windowsill for your indoor herbs to get plenty of light throughout the winter (which isn’t too hard in sunny Colorado!).
Ready to get your indoor herb garden started? Visit us at 1440 Kearney St in Denver and get everything you need to build your indoor herb garden. Don’t forget to support the neighborhood and stop by Marczyk’s Fine Foods market to grab the rest of your Thanksgiving Day meal items; they’re just down the street from City Floral Greenhouse!