Gourmet Garden Herb Blends: A Review
Just to let you know, this post was written before I started the paleo diet to help ease my psoriasis. Nowadays I eat a more allergy-friendly diet, but leave these older, non-paleo posts up in case they are useful to readers, as I know not everyone eats the same as I do. Thanks for your understanding.
You can't really help but avoid waste and save time with these herbs. With fresh herbs, you need to give them a rinse, chop them finely and then wash up the knife and chopping board. With these, you just squeeze them out of the tube into your dish. I was sent the Italian Herbs, Ginger, Thai Spices, Basil and Chilli tubes, and managed to integrate most of them into my everyday cooking.
I had reviewed Gourmet Garden a few years ago, and found the pastes particularly useful when cooking home-made curries. I also spread the coriander and garlic pastes onto freshly baked naan breads as they came out of the oven. I'm really glad to see that they've kept their great quality and are just as easy to use in the kitchen for quick 5-minute snacks as well as longer, slow-cook meals.
Have you tried herb pastes? How do you get on with them?