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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:

fennel herb plant cooking magic

Magical Herb of the Week: Fennel

This week’s magical herb is fennel. Fennel is very aromatic and has a flavor like celery and licorice. Fennel is found in the drink Absinthe, and is often used in Greek and asian dishes, including Chinese Five-spice. Latin Name: Foeniculum vulgare Other Names: Funchal Gender: Masculine Element: Fire Planet: Mercury

dill herb plant cooking magic

Magical Herb of the Week: Dill

This week’s magical herb is dill. Dill has a mild, warm and distinct flavor. It’s famous for being used in the making of pickles. Dill is common to Greek and Egyptian cuisine and pairs especially well with fish. Latin Name: Anethum graveolens Other Names: Dill Weed Gender: Masculine Element: Fire

cumin herb plant cooking magic

Magical Herb of the Week: Cumin

This week’s magical herb is cumin. Cumin has an earthy, woody flavor that is a bit bitter. Cumin is a component of chili powder, and is used often in Mexican and Middle Eastern cuisine. Latin Name: Cuminum cyminum Other Names: Cummin, Jeera Gender: Masculine Element: Fire Planet: Mars Sign: Aries,

coriander herb plant cooking magic

Magical Herb of the Week: Coriander

This week’s magical herb is coriander. Coriander is sweet, subtle and versatile. It makes a great addition to gremolatas and is used in many Latin and Indian recipes. Latin Name: Coriandrum sativum Other Names: Cilantro, Chinese Parsley Gender: Masculine Element: Fire Planet: Mars Sign: Aries, Scorpio Day: Tuesday Deities and

cloves herb plant cooking magic

Magical Herb of the Week: Clove

This week’s magical herb is clove. Coves have a strong, pungent flavor and aroma. Cloves are found in garam masala and are popular in Indian dishes. In the US they are often found in eggnog and holiday desserts. Latin Name: Syzygium aromaticum Other Names: Unknown Gender: Masculine Element: Fire Planet:

cinnamon herb plant cooking magic

Magical Herb of the Week: Cinnamon

This week’s magical herb is cinnamon. Cinnamon is aromatic, sweet, savory and can be spicy. Cinnamon is commonly used in Mexican and Asian cuisine, and is found in many sweet dishes, and some savory ones. Latin Name: Cinnamomum verum Other Names: True Cinnamon Gender: Masculine Element: Fire Planet: Sun, Jupiter

cilantro herb plant cooking magic

Magical Herb of the Week: Cilantro

This week’s magical herb is cilantro. Cilantro has a robust, “wild” flavor with a hint of citrus. It is incredibly potent. Cilantro is widely used in Mexican and Latin cuisine. Latin Name: Coriandrum sativum Other Names: Chinese Parsley Gender: Masculine Element: Fire Planet: Mars Sign: Aries, Scorpio Day: Tuesday Deities

chives herb plant cooking magic

Magical Herb of the Week: Chives

This week’s magical herb is chives. Chives are delicate, aromatic, and have a mild oinion flavor with a hint of garlic. The purple flowers are edible and are used as a garnish. Chives are frequently used in sour cream dip and on baked potatoes. Latin Name: Allium schoenoprasum Other Names:

cayenne herb plant cooking magic

Magical Herb of the Week: Cayenne

This week’s magical herb is cayenne.  Cayenne is a type of pepper with a distinct flavor and intense heat. It is a standard component of chili powder and jambalaya. Latin Name: Capsicum annuum Other Names: Chili, Red Pepper Gender: Masculine Element: Fire Planet: Mars Sign: Aries, Scorpio Day: Tuesday Deities

bay herb plant cooking magic

Magical Herb of the Week: Bay

This week’s magical herb is bay. Bay has a mild flavor that’s hard to describe. Typically it is used on long-cooking dishes to enhance the flavor of other herbs. Bay is an important part of “bouquet garni.” Latin Name: Laurus nobilis Other Names: Bay Laurel, Sweet Bay Gender: Masculine Element:

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