Winter Herb Festive Essentials

Complete Your Seasonal Recipes with Rosemary, Thyme, Sage, Parsley, and Chives

19th December, 2023

As the festive season is here, these indispensable herbs, are sure to your transform your festive dishes into culinary magnificence. Rosemary, Thyme, Sage, Parsley, and Chives definitely make that list.

Rosemary: Unlock Culinary Excellence with Hardy Evergreen Rosemary

Rosemary is a complex and flavourful herb that can enhance a variety of dishes, from savoury meats to roasted vegetables and beyond. A very useful hardy evergreen herb.

Thyme: Add Depth and Earthiness to Your Winter Dishes with Thyme

Thyme is a versatile herb which brings earthiness to soups and adds depth to stuffings and hearty dishes. Thyme is hardy and evergreen, but needs very free draining soil to thrive.  Make sure your pots have plenty of drainage.

Sage: Retain the Traditional Holiday Flavours with Savoury Sage

With its savoury and slightly peppery notes, sage has the potential to complete the Christmas meal. Explore the multiple coloured and variegated leaf options that sage offers, adding a burst of colour to your winter garden. Make your festive stuffings unforgettable with the timeless appeal of evergreen sage.

Parsley:The Perfect Winter Garnish

If growing parsley outdoors, provided winter temperatures are relatively mild, you can continue to harvest parsley leaves throughout the season.  Parsley is fresh and vibrant and is very useful as a garnish, enhancing visual appeal of a dish.  Due to the chlorophyll content in parsley, it has deodorising properties, which helps to combat garlic breath. A versatile herb to complement any feast.

Chives:Delicate Onion Flavours to Enhance Festive Recipes

Chives, with their mild onion flavour, delicately enhances winter and festive recipes.

Together, these herbs are the must-haves to create a memorable festive feast.

Festive Recipes to Try:

Herbed Goats Cheese Log 

  • 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh thyme, rosemary, and chives
  •  1/4 cup crushed nuts (almonds and pistachios)
  •  Honey for drizzling
  •  Freshly baked crusty bread

Instructions: Roll the goats cheese log in the finely chopped herbs, coat with crushed nuts, drizzle with honey, and serve with freshly baked bread.

Rosemary & Cranberry Mocktail

 1 cup cranberry juice

 1/2 cup sparkling water or club soda

 1 tbsp fresh lime juice

 Approx 1 tbsp simple syrup (adjust to taste)

 Fresh rosemary sprigs

 Ice cubes

 Fresh cranberries to garnish

Simple syrup can be made at home using a ratio 1:1 of granulated sugar dissolved in an equal volume of water.

Instructions: Mix ingredients, garnish with rosemary and cranberries, and enjoy a refreshing winter mocktail.

Shop Online for Winter Herbs.

Explore our online herb shop for the finest selection of winter herbs. Make your festive season truly special with the freshest and highest quality herbs available at your fingertips. Order now for a festive feast to remember.

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