Announcing Herb Mania

If your pantry contains only a minimum of herbs and spices, then you are missing out on some of the exceptional and delightful culinary experiences. Herbs are truly nature’s special surprises packages to us . Great food can be prepared in the simplest of steps, and adding a little of a herb turns it into a masterpiece. Many of them are used for their medicinal, culinary and even spiritual usages. I’m mainly interested in knowing more about Culinary Herbs. This journey would definitely enlighten a novice like me.

Herb Mania is a monthly event that will be conducted starting from the 15th of every month. I will choose and post a different herb every month. The rules for the event are simple.

Use the Herb of the month in any form , fresh or dried in any dish which is vegan or vegetarian . All that I ask is the flavors of that particular herb be prominent and the dish be healthy. It need not be only Indian. Multiple entries are more than welcome.

In case its from your garden or you know a lot about it, I would love to hear from you. Your experience while growing it, tips to grow, medicinal properties, home remedies, storing procedures and anything that you know and want to share.

Post the recipe on your blog and if you could, post the picture also by 15th of every month. Link it back to this post. . I will post the round up in the week after the event is concluded.

Old entries will be only accepted if they are reposted for this particular event.The last date for entries will be 15th of the next month.

Email me your name, name of your blog , name of the recipe ,the picture sized to 100 X100 pixels ,permalink of your recipe/pic to ammaluskitchen(at)gmail(dot)com with Herb Mania – Herb of the month as subject.

If you do not have a blog, send me your name, name of the recipe and a picture and I will post it.

Ladies and gentlemen, I kickstart this month’s event with Mint.

Mint

Mint has many uses apart from being a culinary herb. The fresh fragrance of mint makes it an excellent room freshener. It is also known to act as a mouth freshener , mosquito repellent. In India , our very own Pudin Hara ( Mint capsules) is used to aid digestion , stomach ache. There are many varieties of Mint. You can read more about it here.

Looking forward to seeing a lot entries and encouragement from all of you.

31 Thoughts on “Announcing Herb Mania

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  2. I think now its the time for me to get over my ‘mint-phobia’..;).. U won’t believe Dee, I never used ‘Mint’ in this ‘one year of cooking’.. I am up for this challenge buddy!..:D

    Hugs,
    Siri

  3. thats a lovely idea..this events really make you enthusiastic and hunt for newer and newer ideas and recipes.. I am in …

  4. Lovely event. Count me in.

  5. You have come up with a nice theme. Count me in

  6. great event!! and wishing you a good kick-start with mint!

  7. I will surely be sending you my entry, Mint is my favorite herb. Love to add some of them in almost all of my curries. They are aromatic and gorgeous. And a monthly event on herbs would be very interesting.

  8. I have mint at home.., lemme thinK!!!

  9. I will try to send you somehting with mint.

  10. I do have plenty of Mint but don’t have time to cook and post this month or next as I am about to go my Summer break in 3 weeks. Will see if I can repost a old one otherwise I will catch up with you when I come back. Love the concept of Herb mania!:)

  11. Very good choice, I love to cook with mint :)
    Have a good day, Margot

  12. I prefer coriander than mint always.This will be a challenge.Will send you my entry soon.

  13. Very nice name for the event Dee. Will surely participate.

  14. sounds good Dee! I love mint, and this should make me experiment more!:)

  15. Yummy on June 17, 2008 at 7:06 am said:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAREST DEE !!!
    Have a Wonderful Day Sweetheart.

  16. Lovely idea Dee..I love to cook with mint.

  17. Just mailed u my entry…hope u recd it

  18. Hello

    This sounds interesting. I am new to this circuit. Let me whip up something minty and get back to you.

    Cheers
    chitra

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  22. Have just posted for your minty fresh event Dee. Will mail you in a bit. Cheers Deeba

  23. I sent my entry , hope you got it :)

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  25. Sent you my entry. It was fun participating. Awaiting the round-up eagerly.

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  29. Good article. Thanks !

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