Both curry and bay leaves will bring an added depth of flavor to a dish with curry leaves bringing a light citrus and nutty flavor and bay bringing pine with mint and a hint of freshness. Adding them to any dish will enhance the flavor of other ingredients.
Gardener’s may say rosemary and thyme have similar growing needs, being drought tolerant and sun loving. Requiring adequate drainage but little else from the soil. Chefs will have an understanding of he depth of flavor from rosemary and the pine notes from both. The subtle citrus from lemon thyme.
Applying a mulch can offer protection against extreme temperatures as well as aiding water retention in hotter months. Choosing the right mulch for your plant can also mean a boost of nutrients that will aid growth and flowering. Mulching acts as a weed suppressant helping younger plants get established.
In the UK grow Aloe Vera as a houseplant, in a sturdy pot with cactus or succulent compost and added perlite for drainage. Position this tender perennial in a sunny spot which will not burn your aloe with direct sunlight. Never let the temperature drop below 10C and keep the roots free from standing water.
The temptation when faced with a new recipe and missing ingredients is to just mix them up a little. However with a bit more understanding of what each spice brings to a dish you can decide how to replace and substitute with a bit more expertise.
If you are looking for the perfect healthy brunch then look no further. Ranch style eggs are a classic and this twist of adding fresh herbs gives it even more flavor!