Tarragon has a stronger flavor profile to dill and will stand up to the heat of cooking, whereas dill will wilt if used fresh in stews or soups. Dill tastes like a gentle citrus grassy flavor with hints of anise, tarragon is strong and astringent anise licorice flavor with an earthiness.
Gardening is pretty zero waste to begin with. From making your own compost to organic slug control methods and reducing food miles by growing your family meals. Reusing old wellies with holes in or repurposing a chipped teapot as a birdhouse.
The steeping and drying process of candied and crystallized ginger allows you to store in an airtight container for 2 years, and then pop in the fridge and eat within six months. This is great if you grow your own ginger and are looking to go more self-sufficient.
Paprika is a spice made traditionally from dried Capsicum annuum peppers, including chili and bell peppers. There are variants on the heat and spice of paprika down to which of these peppers are used, sweeter or hotter. Colored from orange red to darkest red.
Kaffir limes, Citrus Hystrix have many uses in native Thailand they are used for shampoo, cleaning spray, insect repellent and for skin care. The leaves are used in cooking, crushed or added whole and the peel and zest are used to make chutneys and pickles.
Cardoon is sometimes called an artichoke-thistle due to it’s close likeness. Grown as an annual this tender perennial can be a center-piece of a garden growing to 1.2m (4 feet) in height with a 60cm (2 feet) spread. From sowing to harvest expect a 120-150 day wait.