From flavored oils and vinegars to convenient herbal seasoning blends and salt substitutes and a delectable array of herbed condiments, honeys, mustards, and liqueurs, the more than 150 recipes in The Herbal Pantry are long-lasting, easy ways to preserve the pleasures of the herb garden. A pantry full of delicious herbal food enhancers is a fast, convenient way to enliven weekday meals, make quick and delicious party fare, and elevate any meal from breakfast to late-night snacks to a special occasion. And packaged in pretty bottles or antique jars, a selection of herbal treats makes a thoughtful and personal gift that will be appreciated throughout the year.
Tolley and Mead also suggest dozens of inviting ways to use herbal pantry items, like savory focaccia with thyme-and-garlic marinated olives, a refreshing herbal tea granita, and a succulent baked ham with a glaze of basil mustard. Whether your culinary tastes run to exotic chutneys or homey pickles and jams, The Herbal Pantry will provide exciting new ways to savor the pleasures of herbs all year long.