This week, we’re featuring Herb-A-Day
I’ve come across some good and new (to me!) ones and thought it’d be fun to share. It is summer and what better time to toss in fresh herbs to your dinner.
Epazote – Mexican Tea
There are many reasons I’m thankful for sharing my space with Stable Cafe. One is that my studio is connected to a kitchen where I sometimes pester the busy cooks with questions…
If you’ve tested out one of the soups or specials at Stable, you know they’re delicious. That’s thanks to Selena. Sometimes she’ll whip up a special meal just for us folks who are ‘behind the scenes’ – this time it was quesadillas. Not any ‘tho, they had a special sauce on them…
Her green salsa included a plant I’d never heard of….
Popular among Mexicans it is also called Mexican Tea. Some love it, some don’t. The taste, well….sort of lemon, mint, and some say, gasoline?! She disagrees.
Often used in bean dishes, it is said to help with digestion. Pluck off the young shoots, rinse, and enjoy (but not if you’re pregnant or nursing according to some online research).