Herbs and Spices

Herbs in Cooking part 3: Chef Christy’s Favorites

Now that we’ve covered several wonderful ways to incorporate herbs into your menus in Herbs in Cooking parts 1 and 2, I thought I would see what my favorites were.
I went to my spice shelves and took a quick inventory. Here’s what I found when surveyed my most-used (dried) seasonings. I have lots more, but these are the ones that I run out of and replace.

Ask Chef Christy - Edible Flower Salad

Cooking with Herbs and Spices at the Campbell Folk School

The John C. Campbell Folk School called again with another emergency cooking class they needed me to teach this summer. I was thrilled to be able to say yes, and teach a week-long class entitled “Good For You, Delicious Too!” We focused on cooking with herbs and spices, using seasonal produce, creating flavorful appetizers and satisfying snacks!

Ask Chef Christy - Ryschewys - medieval hand pies filled with dried fruits and spices

Rychewys – Henry VIII would have liked my GF version!

Ryschewys is a fruit-filled hand pie from the 15th century, and was one something that would have been served to King Henry VIII of England. Using my Gluten-Free Sturdy Crust recipe was a success! The pastry was flaky but held together quite well as a hand pie. The filling was a little dry so they were best with a big glass of milk or tea, but I will definitely make these again!