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sesame herb plant cooking magic

Magical Herb of the Week: Sesame

This week’s magical herb is sesame. Sesame seeds are basically bland, until toasted, when they become nutty, rich and wonderful. Commonly found stuck to American hamburger buns, they’re used expertly in Chinese and Japanese dishes. Latin Name: Sesamum indicum Other Names: Simsim Gender: Masculine Element: Fire Planet: Sun Sign: Leo

sage herb plant cooking magic

Magical Herb of the Week: Sage

This week’s magical herb is sage. Sage is highly aromatic with a pleasing, earthy flavor. Most often associated with Thanksgiving stuffing or sausage, sage is also widely used in Mediterranean cooking. Latin Name: Salvia officinalis Other Names: Garden Sage, Common Sage, Kitchen Sage Gender: Masculine Element: Earth Planet: Jupiter Sign:

rosemary herb plant cooking magic

Magical Herb of the Week: Rosemary

This week’s magical herb is rosemary. Rosemary has an interesting, rich, “piney” flavor and aroma. Rosemary is best known for its use in “poultry spice” but is commonly used in Moroccan and Mediterranean cuisines. Latin Name: Rosmarinus officinalis Other Names: Anthos Gender: Masculine Element: Fire Planet: Sun, Mercury Sign: Leo,

parsley herb plant cooking magic

Magical Herb of the Week: Parsley

This week’s magical herb is parsley. Parsley has a bright, rich and slightly bitter flavor. It’s one of the most commonly used garnishes anywhere. Parsley is a traditional component of bouquet garni, and is used all over the world. Latin Name: Petroselinum crispum Other Names: Garden Parsley Gender: Masculine Element:

paprika herb plant cooking magic

Magical Herb of the Week: Paprika

This week’s magical herb is paprika. Paprika has a sweet, spicy, smoky flavor and a rich, earthy scent. Famously used in chicken paprikash, paprika is widely used in Hungarian and Spanish dishes. Latin Name: Capsicum annum Other Names: Chili Pepper, Bird Pepper Gender: Masculine Element: Fire Planet: Mars Sign: Aries,

oregano herb plant cooking magic

Magical Herb of the Week: Oregano

This week’s magical herb is oregano. Oregano has a strong, savory flavor and pungent aroma. While famous for its use in Italian dishes, oregano is also found in Mexican cuisine, and surprisingly, in many perfumes. Latin Name: Origanum vulgare Other Names: Unknown Gender: Feminine Element: Air, Earth Planet: Mercury Sign:

nutmeg herb plant cooking magic

Magical Herb of the Week: Nutmeg

This week’s magical herb is nutmeg. Nutmeg is rich, warm, fragrant and nutty. Known as a “pumpkin pie spice” in the US, Nutmeg is also used in Indonesian, Dutch and Scottish cuisine. Latin Name: Myristica fragrans Other Names: Unknown Gender: Masculine Element: Fire Planet: Jupiter Sign: Leo, Sagittarius, Pisces Day:

mustard herb plant cooking magic

Magical Herb of the Week: Mustard

This week’s magical herb is mustard. Mustard seeds’ flavor can vary through sweet, spicy, nutty and earthy. While often considered a popular American condiment, mustard seeds are also used frequently in French and German cooking. Latin Name: Brassica juncea Other Names: Indian Mustard, Leaf Mustard, Chinese Mustard Gender: Masculine Element:

mint herb plant cooking magic

Magical Herb of the Week: Mint

This week’s magical herb is mint. Mint has a cool, refreshing flavor and a fantastic scent. Known for its use in Mint Juleps, mint is also a component of tabbouleh and a number of other Middle Eastern dishes. Latin Name: Mentha Other Names: Varies Gender: Masculine Element: Air Planet: Mercury,

marjoram herb plant cooking magic

Magical Herb of the Week: Marjoram

This week’s magical herb is marjoram. Marjoram has a sweet, rich taste similar to oregano. Marjoram is most notably used in “herbs de provence” and is used widely in Greek and Italian cuisine, especially with lamb. Latin Name: Origanum majorana Other Names: Sweet Marjoram, Knotted Marjoram Gender: Masculine Element: Air

ginger herb plant cooking magic

Magical Herb of the Week: Ginger

This week’s magical herb is ginger. Ginger has a fresh, peppery, spicy flavor and a wonderful aroma. Traditional ginger ale contains ginger root. Notably found in many American holiday desserts, ginger is also widely used in Hawaiian and Chinese cooking. Latin Name: Zingiber officinale Other Names: Jamaica Ginger Gender: Masculine

garlic herb plant cooking magic

Magical Herb of the Week: Garlic

This week’s magical herb is garlic. Garlic has a potent flavor with a nutty note, and some varieties can be quite spicy. Garlic is a major player in pesto, and is frequently seen in Southeast Asian and African dishes. Latin Name: Allium sativum Other Names: Silverskin Garlic, Soft-necked Garlic Gender:

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